Advent Week 4: Day 2

Over the past month we’ve seen the promise of Jesus in Old Testament prophecy, and the fulfilment of Gods promises in Jesus’ birth. As Christians we are called as one people to live under the kingship of this glorious Messiah. In the below passage, Paul writes to early believers in Philippi, advising the church on how Christians should approach loving one another.

Read: Philippians 2:5-11

Explore

How did Jesus, in very nature God, humble himself?

According to the passage, why did God exalt Jesus?

Apply

Jesus’ humility is marked by his mighty act of love, service and self-sacrifice for the sake of those who abandoned and betray him. What would it look like for you to glorify Jesus in the way you humbly love other people? You might like to think of a particular situation where you find it difficult to love in this way, and what it would look like to love as Jesus loved you.

Pray

Everlasting God, all powerful, all loving, and all merciful; thank you for Jesus and his humility for the sake of all people. I am underserving of a God who would be my servant and even die for my sake. Forgive me for the times I fail to love and honour you as I should. By your Spirit, grow in me the humble love of Christ. Use me in love so that people would see my good deeds and praise your name. Give me a love that abounds in knowledge and insight, so that I may be filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus. To the praise of your glorious name,

Amen.

 

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