Christ's Example of Humility
Therefore if there is any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any a affection and mercy,
b fulfill my joy c by being like-minded, having the same love, being of d one accord, of one mind.
e Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but f in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself.
g Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of h others.
i Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus,
who, j being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God,
k but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form l of a bondservant, and m coming in the likeness of men.
And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and n became o obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.
p Therefore God also q has highly exalted Him and r given Him the name which is above every name,
s that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth,
and t that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering.
He who has the bride is the bridegroom; but the friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him, rejoices greatly because of the bridegroom's voice. Therefore this joy of mine is fulfilled.
Be of the same mind toward one another. Do not set your mind on high things, but associate with the humble. Do not be wise in your own opinion.
I implore Euodia and I implore Syntyche to be of the same mind in the Lord.
Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.
But if you have bitter envy and self-seeking in your hearts, do not boast and lie against the truth.
Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another.
Submitting to one another in the fear of God.
1 Corinthians 13:5
Does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil.
We then who are strong ought to bear with the scruples of the weak, and not to please ourselves.
Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, leading to edification.
Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
For even Christ did not please Himself; but as it is written, "The reproaches of those who reproached You fell on Me.
2 Corinthians 4:4
Whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them.
But I am a worm, and no man; A reproach of men, and despised by the people.
Behold! My Servant whom I uphold, My Elect One in whom My soul delights! I have put My Spirit upon Him; He will bring forth justice to the Gentiles.
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.
For what the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh, God did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, on account of sin: He condemned sin in the flesh.
But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law.
Therefore, in all things He had to be made like His brethren, that He might be a merciful and faithful High Priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people.
Psalms 40:6 - 8
Sacrifice and offering You did not desire; My ears You have opened. Burnt offering and sin offering You did not require.
He went a little farther and fell on His face, and prayed, saying, "O My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will.
"No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down of Myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This command I have received from My Father."
For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so also by one Man's obedience many will be made righteous.
Though He was a Son, yet He learned obedience by the things which He suffered.
And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.
But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, for the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, that He, by the grace of God, might taste death for everyone.
You have ascended on high, You have led captivity captive; You have received gifts among men, Even from the rebellious, That the LORD God might dwell there.
The LORD said to my Lord, "Sit at My right hand, Till I make Your enemies Your footstool.
Behold, My Servant shall deal prudently; He shall be exalted and extolled and be very high.
Therefore being exalted to the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, He poured out this which you now see and hear.
For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David.
Far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come.
I have sworn by Myself; The word has gone out of My mouth in righteousness, And shall not return, That to Me every knee shall bow, Every tongue shall take an oath.
For it is written: " As I live, says the LORD, Every knee shall bow to Me, And every tongue shall confess to God.
And every creature which is in heaven and on the earth and under the earth and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, I heard saying: "Blessing and honor and glory and power Be to Him who sits on the throne, And to the Lamb, forever and ever!
You call Me Teacher and Lord, and you say well, for so I am.
That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.
For to this end Christ died and rose and lived again, that He might be Lord of both the dead and the living.