Philippians 2: 6-8, 6 who, although He existed in the form and unchanging essence of God [as One with Him, possessing the fullness of all the divine attributes—the entire nature of deity], did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped or asserted [as if He did not already possess it, or was afraid of losing it]; 7 but emptied Himself [without renouncing or diminishing His deity, but only temporarily giving up the outward expression of divine equality and His rightful dignity] by assuming the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men [He became completely human but was without sin, being fully God and fully man]. 8 After He was found in [terms of His] outward appearance as a man [for a divinely-appointed time], He humbled Himself [still further] by becoming obedient [to the Father] to the point of death, even death on a cross.
Jesus didn’t think highly of Himself even though He had every right to. He was humble and serving. He put Himself to the lowest point of dying a criminal’s death on a cross. He obeyed God no matter where it took Him.
I should never think of myself as better than anyone or that I have more spiritual knowledge than someone else. I should focus only on my relationship with God and with others. Love God, obey God, love others, serve others.
Help me to remember this “code” to live by. Jesus said to love God with all my heart and mind and to love others, this sums up all the commandments. Help me to do this and to obey You always.