“In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:”. (Philippians 2:5, NIV)
The thought in today’s verse doesn’t end with the “:”. Paul goes on to specify the attitudes that reflect the mind of Christ, which are:
a. Regarding gifts as opportunities. . . (Verse 6) Some gifts you have, and some gifts you are! Each are given to us for service, not for status!
b. . . . in servitude. . . (Verse 7) “Service” is an act or series of acts in support of others. (Being served is a good thing, but have you ever received a service from someone who wasn’t “into it”?) On the other hand, “servitude” is an attitude.
c. . . . through humble obedience. (Verse 8) A star athlete falls short of his or her potential when the coach is not obeyed. Likewise, we must do, go, and be as the Holy Spirit directs; not for our own glory, but for the glory of God.
Are you cultivating “the same mindset as Christ Jesus” in your relationships with others? – Luther