World Wide Study Bible

Study

a Bible passage

Click a verse to see commentary

Imitating Christ’s Humility

 2

If then there is any encouragement in Christ, any consolation from love, any sharing in the Spirit, any compassion and sympathy, 2make my joy complete: be of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. 3Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility regard others as better than yourselves. 4Let each of you look not to your own interests, but to the interests of others. 5Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus,

6

who, though he was in the form of God,

did not regard equality with God

as something to be exploited,

7

but emptied himself,

taking the form of a slave,

being born in human likeness.

And being found in human form,

8

he humbled himself

and became obedient to the point of death—

even death on a cross.

 

9

Therefore God also highly exalted him

and gave him the name

that is above every name,

10

so that at the name of Jesus

every knee should bend,

in heaven and on earth and under the earth,

11

and every tongue should confess

that Jesus Christ is Lord,

to the glory of God the Father.

 

Shining as Lights in the World

12 Therefore, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed me, not only in my presence, but much more now in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; 13for it is God who is at work in you, enabling you both to will and to work for his good pleasure.


Select a resource above

The commentary does not cover Philippians 2:1-13.




Advertisements