Hope you all are staying safe and staying in the Word. I know it’s been a wild past few weeks, but hopefully this week’s Creation to Consummation reading will help put your mind in the right place. This week’s reading is from Philippians 2:5-11.
“Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”
What this passage is telling us is that we ought to think as Christ thought. That is, although Christ is God and existed in the glories of heaven for eternity past, being surrounded by the angels worshipping him day and night, he did not consider any of that as something to cling to, something he would not let go of, but rather for us and for our salvation was willing to step out of the glories of heaven and become human and, for our sake, humbled himself to the will of God the Father even to the point of death on a cross. For this reason he is to be “highly exalted” and “every knee should bow” and profess “Jesus Christ is Lord” and worship him. Because of his humility and amazing grace and mercy, Christ is to be honored and worshipped and praised and adored. As best we can, let us do that tomorrow.
Tapestry Community Church