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In this passage, St. Paul is preaching concerning the virtue of humility. He begins by describing Jesus as equal with God. When Jesus was incarnate as man, he did not take the form of a king or someone important, and he didn't appear to humans in a superhuman form, but instead became a humble man from a poor family. As man, he did not try to save himself from the cross, but obedient to God's will, suffered and died on the cross. Thus you, as a Christian, should humble yourself and be obedient to God just as Jesus was. And also, you should pray to Jesus, worshipping him both because he is God and because he humbled himself to become man and suffer for you.
Philippians 2:5-11 You should have the same attitude toward one another that Christ Jesus had, who though he existed in the form of God did not regard equality with God as something to be grasped, but emptied himself by taking on the form of a slave, by looking like other men, and by sharing in human nature. He humbled himself, by becoming obedient to the point of death – even death on a cross! As a result God exalted him and gave him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow – in heaven and on earth and under the earth -- and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father. NET
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