The one speaking those words is Jesus, Himself. He came here to give; Give of Himself, His Power, His blood, His Love. He had it all in heaven; sitting at the right hand of God the Father, He had the honor and the glory, but knew that He had to make the journey here, to earth, to demonstrate the purpose of praise of our Heavenly Father, and the relationship He desired with us. No greater love has the world known than that.
Therefore if there is any encouragement in Christ, if there is any consolation of love, if there is any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and compassion, make my joy complete by being of the same mind, maintaining the same love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose.
Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.
Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus, who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men.
Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.
For this reason also, God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus EVERY KNEE WILL BOW, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
He didn’t regard equality with God something to be grasped; To Christ, the potential was there to think himself too high, too important, to take on such a task. But He set aside that power to come here to earth for the sake of all mankind, giving His life to save “Whosoever will” ( Romans 10:13 )
In This Episode:
- Warren Henry Hull Love Is
- The Revelators He’ll Never Leave His Own
- The Missourians Boundless Love
- Dale Harper You Are Mine
- Wendell Austin Old Stumble and Fall
- The Inspirations That’s What I call Home
- Curly Musgrave Father To Father
- Don Loomis Daddy’s Home
- Dave Berland Mama At The Door
- Patsy Tweed Daddy’s Looking Down On You
- The Denisons If That Isn’t Love
- Signature Quartet Someone Who Cares For You
- David James Take You Home Country Road
- Instruments Of Faith Instruments of Faith
- Roy Harris Thank You Jesus