Philippians 2:5-11 – Let this mind be in you

Philippians 2:5-11
5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:
7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:
8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:
10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

-Jesus Christ is in the highest and most exalted position of all, that of God Himself.  Yet even though he had no reason to be humble, He made the choice to do just that.  The Bible tells us that He walked the Earth as a Servant and made no effort to reap glory or make a name for Himself.  How does your life look in relation to the example of Christ?  Do you strive and reach and struggle to make something of yourself in this world?  Do you seek the praise of men and the reward of wealth and possession?  Even if you do carve out a place or earthly glory, what do you really have?  Maybe 100 years of privilege?  What is that compared to eternity?  “For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?” (Matthew 16:26) Jesus plainly teaches that there is no profit in exchanging your soul even for the whole world, and yet many let their soul slip away and receive far less than the world in return.


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