Our Example (Phil 2)

[Jesus], though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, 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 is by nature divine, He is God. But that kind of status wasn’t something He was willing to hold on to at any cost, not at the cost of not spending eternity with a people He could call His own. Jesus laid aside this right of majesty by becoming a servant in stead of the Sovereign. Though He’s always existed, He was born just like any other man. And even at that, He did not take His rightful place as though the greatest of men, but He was obedient even to death. This death wasn’t simply the academic choice to have His life ended, it was the worst kind of death imaginable, torture on a cross. Because of what Jesus did, Jesus as not left in His humble estate, but He was lifted back to His rightful place. Death could not hold the King. One day, every person will bow their knee to Jesus. You can do it now and live with Him forever, or you can do it later and be excluded from his presence for all eternity. The choice is yours, follow Jesus’ example.

About John Harris

χian, Jesus saves. μιᾶς γυναικὸς ἄνδρα, Pastor at Pleasant Heights, PhD (NT) candidate at Midwestern; forever Texan, μολὼν λαβέ; Nitwit! Blubber! Oddment! Tweak! Allons-y
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