Philippians

Learning Humility and Selflessness from Jesus

Philippians 2:1-11 (ESV)  So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy,  [2]  complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind.  [3]  Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.  [4]  Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.  [5]  Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus,  [6]  who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped,  [7]  but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men.  [8]  And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.  [9]  Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name,  [10]  so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,  [11]  and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.