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Jesus is Raised up by Lowering Himself

5Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus, 6who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God as something to be exploited, 7but emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, being born in human likeness. And being found in human form, 8he humbled himself and became obedient to the point of death— even death on a cross.9Therefore God also highly exalted him and gave him the name that is above every name, 10so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bend, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11and every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. (Philippians 2:5-11, NRSV)

Jesus is God and could have called an army of angels to His defense at any point during His time here on earth with us. But He didn’t because He knew He had to show us how to live. He did not see His place to exploit His power but to align Himself with the powerless. So He emptied Himself and became like one of us and humbled Himself to death, death on the cursed tree.

Jesus gave up everything to know what our lives were like and He lowered himself to the place of criminal to understand us.

And by doing this He was raised up for all to see. And through this, He created a way for us to be connected to the creator.

So humble yourself and share the love that God has given you.

 

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