Philippians 2:5-11

A devotional commentary of Philippians 2:5-11.

Devotional Commentary of Philippians 2:5-11

Philippians 2:5-11

Serving the Lord Together in Harmony (Philippians 2:5-11)

It has been said that once when Muhammed Ali was on a plane that was about to embark, a Flight Attendant reminded him to fasten his seat belt. Ali replied, “Superman don’t need no seat belt.” The Flight Attendant snapped back, “Superman don’t need no airplane either.” In response, Ali fastened his belt.

Man in his sinful state has this same attitude. Who needs God when I can control my own life? In many ways, we have come to expect this attitude from people who reject God; who seek to serve and exalt themselves. However, Christians should have a totally different attitude toward self and others. How we see ourselves and how we respond to others should reflect a Christlike attitude. For the apostle Paul said, “Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus” (Phil. 2:5). After all, if we are going to serve the Lord in harmony, then we need to have a Christ-like attitude.

Paul presented three attitudes for serving the Lord together in harmony.

They are:

  • Selflessness (2:6-7)
  • Humility (2:8)
  • Investment (2:9-11)

Christian thinking should cause us to give, not get; to let go rather than to grasp selfishly because God will reward us in due time.

Devotional Commentary of Philippians

Philippians 1:1-11 | Philippians 1:12-18 | Philippians 1:19-26 | Philippians 1:27-30

Philippians 2:1-4 | Philippians 2:5-11 | Philippians 2:12-18 | Philippians 2:19-24 | Philippians 2:25-30

Philippians 3:1-3 | Philippians 3:4-11 | Philippians 3:12-16 | Philippians 3:17-21

Philippians 4:1-7 | Philippians 4:8-9 | Philippians 4:10-23

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