The path of Jesus is a costly path, yes. It’s a counter-intuitive path, yes. It’s the path of lowliness and service, yes. But it’s the path of joyous love and divine comfort. Yes, please.
Main Text: Philippians 2:1-16
This letter is filled with evidence of Paul’s joyous love. This week we consider a passage about Jesus’ pattern of life. If we’ll follow this pattern, we too will find ourselves on the path of joyous love.
This pattern of Jesus, which is supposed to unite us together as a spiritual family, in Christ, is to treat each other as more important than ourselves.
When Jesus became human, this is exactly what He was doing—stooping down, refusing to engage in the endless, destructive, world-swallowing battle over who’s more important. And this is exactly what God exalted Jesus for, desiring all of creation to worship Him, seeing the glory of divinity in the humility of Jesus.
What would it look like this week for you to live into this salvation? Jesus has freed us from the rat race. He’s freed us to truly love and serve each other. He’s freed us for the way of joyous love.