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Bracketing—Assignment 10
Philippians 2:1-4
How and why should I get along with the people I go to church with?
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Published August 14th, 2018
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Live a life of humble love and unity, because of what Christ has done.
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Philippians 2:1-4
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So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from f love,
any g participation in the Spirit,
any h affection and sympathy,
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i complete my joy by being j of the same mind,
having the same love,
being in full accord
and of one mind.
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Do nothing from k selfish ambition or l conceit,
but in m humility count others more significant than yourselves.
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Let each of you n look not only to his own interests,
but also to the interests of others.
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Philippians 2:1-4
Christ’s Example of Humility 2 1 So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from f love, any g participation in the Spirit, any h affection and sympathy, 2 i complete my joy by being j of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. 3 Do nothing from k selfish ambition or l conceit, but in m humility count others more significant than yourselves. 4 Let each of you n look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.
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Paul is speaking hypothetically when he says "if" there are any of these benefits, and the obvious answer is "of course!" And these things, the encouragement, comfort, love, Holy Spirit- these are to be a part of our motivation to walk humbly and unitedly with one another. Because God has done, now we do. Paul is also continuing this theme of unity from chapter 1. In 1: 28 he says that this unity will be a sign to the world of their destruction and the church's salvation. Here in chapter 2 he continues on describing what that looks like. Considering others more significant yourself and looking not only to your own interests provide a mental picture of selfless love and humility. Certainly denying yourself to maintain unity is a supernatural choice that speaks volumes to the world, as well. Looking ahead, it also becomes clear that not only should Christ be our motivation to live a life of humility, he is also the ultimate example of humility. Which brings my ask, am I living unitedly with others in the (my) church? Am I placing their needs ahead of mine? And ultimately, if I am doing so, is my motivation the grace of God? Praise God for the many blessings he has poured out on us.
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