This Attitude


We are exhorted in Philippians 2:5 to “Let the same mind be in you, which was in Christ Jesus“.  In short, we are commanded to have the same attitude toward life as Christ demonstrated during His life on this earth.  So what is this attitude?  I offer three thoughts today about “This Attitude”.  First, it is the attitude of humility instead of pride.  We are told in the Bible that Christ humbled Himself and became obedient unto God, even unto death, for the sake of others.  Certainly He had the right to claim privilege and be proud and arrogant, but instead He demonstrated humility.  How do you and I follow that example as we seek to embrace “This Attitude”?  Secondly, His was an attitude of servanthood rather than of dominance.  Christ, who is Himself the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, chose to take on the attitude of a servant, in fact He took on the attitude of slave when He set the example of washing His disciples’ feet!  Surely, this One who was, is, and forever shall be could have easily taken on the attitude of demanding that others serve Him.  Instead, He chose the attitude of servanthood.  How do you and I follow His example in our choices today?  Finally, Christ demonstrated a selfless attitude rather than a selfish attitude.  Instead of choosing what was best and most comfortable for Himself, He chose the path and sacrifice that was most difficult for Him yet most beneficial for you and me!  I wonder how our lives would be different if instead of choosing what is best for ourself, we instead chose to do what is best for others in spite of the cost to us personally?  I could go on with other thoughts about this attitude, but I choose to close by simply asking you to remember the attitude of Christ.  Let His attitude become yours.  I am sure you will be glad you did!

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~ by brotherfaron on August 30, 2009.

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