INGESTING Christ’s Humility, Philippians 2 New International Version (NIV)
1. Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, 2 then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. 3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, 4 not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.
5 In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: 6 Who, being in very nature[a] God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; 7 rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature[b] of a servant, being made in human likeness. 8 And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death— even death on a cross! 9 Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name,10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is LORD, to the glory of God the Father.
Do Everything Without Grumbling
12 Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, 13 for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.
14 Do everything without grumbling or arguing, 15 so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.”[c] Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky 16 as you hold firmly to the word of life. And then I will be able to boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor in vain. 17 But even if I am being poured out like a drink offering on the sacrifice and service coming from your faith, I am glad and rejoice with all of you. 18 So you too should be glad and rejoice with me.
Humility & Obedience ???? So where, how and with whom are we leaning these profound lessons of the coming KINGDOM from? Even being in subjection to the Holy Spirit can be funny money as it goes through our rebellious filters. And we can use GOD’s name to justify about any thing we want to if in the flesh. I have heard Christians using God’s name in vain a lot to support their own little ivory tower.
We are all in a temporary time dimension school on planet earth to basically learn humility and obedience. The school grades are something like this, children, mother, father, elders, scriptures, Holy Spirit, Jesus and finally Father God Almighty. So what grade level are you in and how are you doing? What kind of grades are you getting? My schooling in the world was unmotivated and mostly “C”‘s. Obviously Christ Jesus nailed it so HE is our primary example. Floyd in Long Beach had it nailed and helped me find Christ Jesus as Lord in 1955. Might suggest a study on humility and obedience in Strong’s to get a good overview. As Christ Jesus is either LORD of all, or not LORD at all.
Yours, in HIS great love and wonderful grace and mercy, Ken<>< www.Trinity-Aloha.org