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The Price He Paid

Christ’s Humility and Exaltation
Make your own attitude that of Christ Jesus,
who, existing in the form of God,
did not consider equality with God
as something to be used for His own advantage.
Instead He emptied Himself
by assuming the form of a slave,
taking on the likeness of men.
And when He had come as a man
in His external form,
He humbled Himself by becoming obedient
to the point of death—
even to death on a cross.
Philippians 2:5-8 (HCSB)

One of the things I like about the Holman Christian Standard Bible is that the translators chose to use the word 'slave' where applicable. I think, in this case, it really drives home the point that Christ made a sacrifice for us that is beyond our understanding in its scope..

Especially at this time of year, I know it is important for me to really meditate on the sacrifice He made for us. Maybe if I keep this in mind, I will spend much less time complaining about the petty contribution of my time and resources I am asked to make for the sake of His kingdom.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas-- and that God will bless you throughout the coming year as you endeavor to seek His will for your life.

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