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The first post in this devotional series covering the book of Philippians is Devoted to Philippians.
Previously, we talked about humility and selfishness or self-centeredness. Paul continues with “Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus, who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men, …” (Philippians 2: 5-7)
This is a staggering thought. The Almighty God of the universe humbled Himself. More than that, he “did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped.” He was equal with God, yet that thought didn’t enter into His decision. He was coming to Earth anyhow. To Him, it was (and is) the right thing to do.
Some have said that the greatest miracle of all is the resurrection. But, I think it’s Christmas. At Christmas, God humbled Himself to become one of us. The gap between us and Him is infinite in every regard (except sin). As a mathematician, I understand the concept of infinity. But, infinity in all things? That staggers the mind.
But, even more staggering is that Jesus left that behind to become one of us. One of US! I can’t think of enough superlatives to properly describe it. So, I’ll just say … again … that it’s staggering to me. What are your thoughts?
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