Philippians 2:5-11 – Let His Mind Be In You

Philippians 2:5-11
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.
And being found in fashion as a man.” There came a day in Jesus’ life that He was no longer just Divine, He had become human.  Can you imagine what that must have been like for the Lord?  It’s hard for us to imagine because we’ve always been human, but to go from existing beyond pain, suffering, and circumstance to falling right into the middle of those things must have been shocking, to say the least.  Essentially, this verse is telling us that Jesus found Himself in a very distressing situation.  What do we do when we find ourselves in bad situations?  Usually, the first thing is to get indignant about the whole thing or maybe try to deny it altogether.  Next, we try to find someone else to blame for what has happened to us.  What was the first thing Jesus did?  He humbled Himself.  Next, He became obedient.  Did he become obedient to the men and women around Him?  No.  Did he become obedient to His circumstances?  No.  Jesus became obedient to His Father in Heaven.  He told Satan, “it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.” (Luke 4:8Philippians 2 gives us great insight into the mind of the Lord.  It makes sense that the mind of the Lord is the picture of peace and control while He is in Glory and His will is absolute, but here we see the mind of the Lord on earth when He is at the mercy of circumstance.  What do we find?  His mind is still the picture of peace and control.  “Let this mind be in you.” (v5)

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