CHRIST EMPTIED HIMSELF FOR YOU
*WISDOM FOR TODAY.*
*CHRIST EMPTIED HIMSELF FOR YOU!*
Phlp 2:7 *But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:*
*Insight and Highlight.*
God took up a human nature through Christ (Incarnation).Through Christ, He became man by His outward appearance but was more than man.
God took the likeness of man. He, who is God, became man, suffered as man, died as man, and was raised to become One with God, Col 1:15-16, 2:9.
2 Cor 5:19 says ,"To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, ...."*
By this, it is correct to say that Christ was truly God and truly man.
God emptied Himself in Christ.
Christ made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, He gave up His divine privileges;
He stripped Himself of His heavenly glory, giving us everything that pertains to life.
2 Peter 1:3 *Accordingly, His divine power has given us all things toward life and godliness, through the knowledge of the One having called us by His own glory and excellence,*
Most remarkable is His taking the form of a servant.
Matthew 20:28 *just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many."*
God went "broke" on you so that you may be rich unto Him.
What have you done to empty yourself for Him?
2 Cor 8:9 *For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.*
*Call to Word action.*
John 1:16 *And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace.*
*The Christian clarion duty.*
God, in Christ, stripped Himself of His glory to that we may receive of His fulness.
Lord, help me as l serve You. Give me a servant heart in service, in Jesus name.
God bless you.