GOD's ARMY, CONTENDING for the FAITH
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Philippians 2:5 (KJV)
5 Let this mind be in you, which was also

in Christ Jesus:

Some read this passage,

and then try to be like Jesus...

that is good...

 

Some read it, and do the

opposite, they try to imagine

Jesus to be like them...

 

An angry person often justifies their

anger by recounting times Jesus

was angry (at moneychangers,

at the pharisees)...

 

Some take the time Jesus

told the rich young ruler to sell

all and give it to the poor to

mean they can command people

to take all they have and give it

to them...

 

Some see Jesus with a whip,

and justify their abuse of their

child or mate...

 

Some see Jesus weeping over

Jerusalem and justify their

depression...

 

They try to justify some

parts of their own self by

trying to imagine Jesus beling

like them...

 

Maybe they should read the whole

passage...

 

Philippians 2:5-8 (KJV)
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.

Christ humbled Himself 

He was on a throne in heaven,

never felt pain or tiredness...

He was honored as Ruler,

Creator, and King of Kings... 

 Jesus put aside His divine form

He made Himself to have

no reputation, no honor, no position of high authority

 He took the form of a servant, came in a human

body, frail, weak, and

dying, to serve all of us...

 

 Jesus humbled Himself 

and became obedient to death 

 

We are told to

walk in His steps,

 

1 Peter 2:21-23 (KJV)
21 For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:
22 Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth:
23 Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously:

We need to take up a cross,

give ourselves to the ministry

of Jesus

and not sin,

not retaliate when abused...

walk humbly bearing our

own cross in our walk with the Lord...

 

are you like Jesus?

or are you trying to make

Jesus to be like you...?


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