Saturday, September 17, 2016

Wednesday, September 14, 2017

Philippians 2: 6-11

Brothers and sisters:
Christ Jesus, though he was in the form of God,
did not regard equality with God something to be grasped.
Rather, he emptied himself,
taking the form of a slave,
coming in human likeness;
and found human in appearance,
he humbled himself,
becoming obedient to death,
even death on a cross.
Because of this, God greatly exalted him
and bestowed on him the name
that is above every name,
that at the name of Jesus
every knee should bend,
of those in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
and every tongue confess that
Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.

Jesus emptied himself and took the form of a slave to serve all of humanity. As a Christian, a “little Christ”, I am called to do the same. We are called to empty ourselves of our selfish desires and to put others first. This is sacrificial love. This is agape.

Jesus humbled himself and was obedient to the Father. The Father likes obedience more than sacrifice and Christ was both. He was the obedient sacrifice. And for this the Father raised him to the highest position there is. Jesus is exalted. Jesus is Lord. How much do we please the Father when we follow this example and are obedient to his command?

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