I joined this Bible study to help bring me closer to God, so I ask you all to forgive my personalization of the readings.
5Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus:
6Who, being in very nature[a] God,
did not consider equality with God something to be grasped,
7but made himself nothing,
taking the very nature[b] of a servant,
being made in human likeness.
8And being found in appearance as a man,
he humbled himself
and became obedient to death—
even death on a cross!
9Therefore God exalted him to the highest place
and gave him the name that is above every name,
10that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
11and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.
I was raised to bow down to no one. The idea of making myself nothing in front of the Lord, I understand it but I don’t know how to do that. It seems so alien.
But in that simple act itself, Jesus was exalted.
It seems upside down. To reach the highest levels you must first embrace the lowest levels that I for one have spent so much time avoiding.
1. Does that make me trapped? Is that a wall that keeps me separated from Jesus?
2. How do I humble myself to Jesus? How does someone like me who is very independant learn how to obey Jesus?