Philippians 2:7 (NIV): rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness
In Chapter 2 of Philippians, Paul has been emphasizing the need for unity in the church in Philippi. The way to do that is to have a humble attitude that sees the needs of others as more important than our own. And the one who demonstrated that for us exactly was Jesus Christ himself.
Today, we tackle a challenging verse that has caused great debates over hundreds of years. The debate is over what exactly Paul meant when he wrote that Christ “emptied himself.”
Does that mean he gave up his rights as God?
Or maybe even just became “less-God?”
If he gave up his rights, which rights were they?
Listen now and see if you agree or disagree with the explanation of this verse!