When Paul encourages Christians to “have the same mindset” as Jesus (v. 5), it can be difficult and uncomfortable. But it is also freeing. When we adopt an attitude of humility, we can step out of the race for power, glory, and wealth to which the world calls us. We can admit that we are limited, but there is One who is unlimited. We are free to submit to God’s plan, even if it doesn’t make sense to the world around us. It also changes how we relate to the other members of God’s family—the church. Living from a posture of humility enables us to be “like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind” (v. 2).
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