Jessica Davis
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Humility Like Christ
Humbly and selflessly serving one another starts with the correct attitude.
Published July 19th, 2017
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Main point summary
You should demonstrate the same humble and selfless attitude toward each other that Christ demonstrated.
Christ is our perfect model of humility. He was and is God. Yet, He chose to willingly set aside all the rights and privileges that were His because He is God. He refused to hold onto those rights and privileges for His own advantage, and instead emptied Himself of them for our benefit. He demonstrated His humility by coming to Earth to die for sinners. In the same way that Christ was willing to set aside His rights and privileges to save us, we should be willing to set aside what we think are our rights and privileges to humbly serve others in the body of Christ. We should not consider ourselves more important or desire to make our needs the priority. Instead, like Christ, we should humbly and selflessly serve one another. The action of serving one another starts with the correct attitude - viewing others as more important than ourselves.
Philippians 2:5-11
o Have this mind among yourselves,
Your personal opinions and thoughts should lead to loving and humble action;
which is yours in Christ Jesus, 1
this was also the same attitude which Christ demonstrated,
p who, though he was in q the form of God,
who, although , He already existed in the form and essence of God (He was fully divine),
did not count equality with God r a thing to be grasped,
yet He did not desire to make being equal with God His foremost priority,
but s emptied himself,
but He temporarily gave up the outward expression of divine equality
by taking the form of a t servant, 1
by assuming the form and essence of a slave,
u being born in the likeness of men.
and being made in the resemblance of man (He was completely human but was without sin).
And being found in human form,
And after He was found (in terms of His outward appearance) as a man,
he humbled himself
He made Himself low/humble
by v becoming obedient to the point of death,
by becoming obedient and submissive to the Father's will as far as the point of death
w even death on a cross.
and on top of this , death by crucifixion.
x Therefore y God has z highly exalted him
For this reason , God the Father has exceedingly elevated Jesus
and bestowed on him a the name that is above every name,
and has willingly and graciously given Jesus the name and authority above and beyond every other name and authority,
so that at the name of Jesus b every knee should bow,
for the purpose that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow in submission to Christ,
c in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
of those who are in heaven, and on earth, and under the earth,
and d every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is e Lord,
and every person will fully and whole-heartedly, without reservation, agree and acknowledge that Jesus Christ is the sovereign Lord
to the glory of God the Father.
to the glory and praise of the Father.
Disclaimer: The opinions and conclusions expressed on this page are those of the author and may or may not accord with the positions of Biblearc or Bethlehem College & Seminary.