|805||HUMILITY||Philippians 2, NJV|
If you have any encouragement|
from being united with Christ,
if any comfort from his love,
if any fellowship with the Spirit,
if any tenderness and compassion,
then make my joy complete by being like-minded,
having the same love,
being one in spirit and purpose.
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit,
but in humility consider others better than yourselves.
Each of you should look not only to your own interests,
but also to the interests of others.
Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus:
Who, being in very nature God,
...made himself nothing.
And being found in appearance as a man,
he humbled himself and became obedient
to death even death on a cross! *
Therefore, my dear friends,...
continue to work out your salvation
with fear and trembling,
for it is God who works in you to will
and to act according to his good purpose.
Do everything without complaining or arguing,
so that you may become blameless and pure,
children of God without fault in
a crooked and depraved generation,
in which you shine like stars in the universe.
|*Philippians 2:6-11 is No. 842|