April 22, 2011


Philippians 2:5-11

This passage is such a powerful summation of who Jesus is, but did you catch the command from 2:5? How do you think you are living up to this description and Jesus’ example as stated here as a “bond-servant” or better translated “slave” of God? Check out the NAS Greek Lexicon translation of “bond servant”  Doulos/ douloß…, “one who gives himself up to another's will; those whose service is used by Jesus in extending and advancing his cause among men  devoted to another to the disregard of one's own interests.” This is a hard thing to learn as followers and “slaves” of Jesus. It is a daily “dying” to our own wills and giving them over to Him.  “To live is Christ…”