Philippians 2:5-8 – He Humbled Himself

Philippians 2:5-8
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 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:
But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:
And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.

-What would the Lord do for His people?  How far would He go?  The Bible tells us here in Philippians 2 that He set aside His Divine Glory to wear human flesh.  We are told elsewhere that he faced the temptations of Satan (Matthew 4:1-11) and unjust condemnation at the hands of men. (Matthew 26:57-68)  Most importantly, the Lord carried the weight of sin, faced the wrath of God the Father, and died to finish the work of Salvation. (Matthew 27:33-54)  When you are making the choice on who or what deserves your trust and reverence, never forget that Jesus hungered (Matthew 4:2) so we might be filled, He became sin “who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him” (2 Corinthians 5:21), and He died that we “might have life and have it more abundantly.” (John 10:10)

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