Reading : Philippians 2: 1-13 (Click to read text)
Reflection: (Paul wrote,) “Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus…”
Zig Ziglar has been quoted for having said, “Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.” That inspirational message was on a poster given to one of my children upon graduating from middle school. While there is a lot of truth to that quote by Zig, there is even more truth to what Paul is trying to tell us about attitude.
As children of God, we absolutely need to have Christ-like attitudes because we certainly don’t have Christ’s aptitude. Jesus was sinless in every way and we are sinful in every way. We simply do not have the aptitude to be perfect. We cannot climb our way up to God
What can we do? Paul encourages us to simply have the same attitude as Christ. Jesus made himself nothing, became a man, took on the nature of a servant, humbled himself and was obedient. Therefore, God exalted him to the highest place. (v. 9) Now, there is altitude!
So, with an attitude of humility, we bow our knees, humbly confess that Jesus Christ is Lord and know we will be raised up to the highest altitude in the glory of God the Father. --Submitted by Ruth Gates, Camp Mount Luther Family Camper
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