Re:Verse passage – Philippians 2:5-11 (day five)
“Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus,”
This week we get to read and focus on one of the most profound passages in the New Testament. Doctrinally rich. Theologically sound. Gospel filled. An eternal perspective on the life and existence of Jesus Christ.
We should remember though, where this passage/poem/hymn is placed in Paul’s letter. It follows a plea and exhortation for unity as a result of humility. But Paul isn’t trying to stimulate debate and discussion, rather He is pointing to Jesus as the example of humility- needed for authentic community and unity.
“Unity isn’t the result of preaching on unity; it’s the result of people adoring and emulating Jesus. The more we behold His glory and imitate His character, the more unified we will be as a church”. – Tony Merida