Monday, October 14, 2013

Upside Down: Philippians 2.5-8

 He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death,
even the death of the cross. Philippians 2.8

A great pillar of the Christian faith is:
Christ humbled himself.
He did this so that we could be exalted.

Christ's humiliations...
  1. He gave up his 'god-ness' (v. 6)
  2. He became a man. (v. 7)
  3. He became a servant of men. (v. 7)
  4. He allowed himself to die. (v. 8)
  5. He submitted to execution. (v. 8)
  6. He submitted to crucifixion. (v. 8)

We should then humble ourselves...

  1. So that Christ can be exalted.

    1. So that we can be exalted.
Humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God,
that He may exalt you in due time. 1 Peter 5.6

Take Away Point-
We humans think a lot of ourselves. We should think more than we do of Christ.
As we exalt him, we are humbled.

When we humble ourselves he is able to lift us up.

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