Devotions for March 16, 2017


Is there any encouragement from belonging to Christ? Any comfort from his love? Any fellowship together in the Spirit? Are your hearts tender and compassionate? 2 Then make me truly happy by agreeing wholeheartedly with each other, loving one another, and working together with one mind and purpose.

3 Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. 4 Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too.

5 You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had.

6 Though he was God,[a] he did not think of equality with God
as something to cling to.
7 Instead, he gave up his divine privileges[b];
he took the humble position of a slave[c] and was born as a human being.
When he appeared in human form,[d] 8 he humbled himself in obedience to God
and died a criminal’s death on a cross.
9 Therefore, God elevated him to the place of highest honor
and gave him the name above all other names,
10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
11 and every tongue declare that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.


In this passage, Paul describes all that Jesus gave us to come to earth. Here, Jesus models godly leadership in an incredible way. He was first a servant, a slave, and He humbled Himself in obedience to God.


Q: What did Jesus give up when He came to earth?

Q: Jesus took up the humble position of a slave when He came to earth. He modeled servant leadership. How can you better serve others to model godly leadership?

Q: How would your day to day life look differently if you first lead by serving?



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