Main point summary
Be humble as Jesus was humble, this will bring forth unity in the church, to the glory to God
So if there is any encouragement in Christ,
any comfort from f love,
any g participation in the Spirit,
any h affection and sympathy,
i complete my joy
by being j of the same mind,
having the same love,
being in full accord
and of one mind.
Do nothing from k selfish ambition or l conceit,
but in m humility
count others more significant than yourselves.
Let each of you n look not only to his own interests,
but also to the interests of others.
o Have this mind among yourselves,
which is yours in Christ Jesus, 1
p who, though he was in q the form of God,
did not count equality with God r a thing to be grasped,
but s emptied himself,
by taking the form of a t servant, 1
u being born in the likeness of men.
And being found in human form,
he humbled himself
by v becoming obedient to the point of death,
w even death on a cross.
x Therefore y God has z highly exalted him
and bestowed on him a the name that is above every name,
so that at the name of Jesus b every knee should bow,
c in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
and d every tongue confess
that Jesus Christ is e Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.
What is the connection between unity in the church and the humility of its members? -- Humility brings forth unity . At the heart of many of the schisms in the church today, is selfish ambition and self interest. We must constantly be conscious of our motivations and hold our hearts up the word and God, because we are prone to seek after our own glory and not His. If we are all seeking after our own glory , there will be divisions and quarrels and fights among us. Treating others more significant than ourselves and looking not only to our interests but theres as well, is the means by which we create and maintain unity amongst fellow believers Jesus is our ultimate example of humility -- No one was ever as humble as Jesus. The creator of the universe humbled himself by becoming a human being , enduring scorn, and dying a criminal's death. What is the connection between Jesus's humility and our humility -- Jesus's humility has resulted in his exaltation as King and ruler and savior , to the glory of God . -- Our humility results in unity amongst the children of God , so that we are truly salt and light in the world, showing forth the transforming power of the gospel and the hope that we have, to the glory of God