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Chapter Two, Lesson Two
THE JOY OF HUMILITY Page 2
The Joy of Humility
V. 5 ** As our passage begins for today, Paul exhorts us to "Have this attitude" within our hearts. To which attitude is he referring?
** In our last study we learned in depth about "The Joy of Unity" - today's passage is going to give us the cause for our joyously following the example set by Jesus in humility. In between them both lies verse five as a hinge connecting the two thoughts. We have "this attitude" which was in Christ when we consider others more important than ourselves (from our last study) and when we act in true humility like our Lord (from today's study). Before we leave verse five, what is Paul calling for us to do when he says "have this attitude"?
V. 6 ** From where must we begin, if we wish to understand the depths of Christ's humility? How does Paul describe the pre-incarnate state of Christ?
** In view of God's eternal plan of redemption, how did Jesus view His equality with God?