In this lab, John Piper reminds us that true humility bends low in service, gives to others at a cost to self, and receives a kingdom in the end.
Some questions to ask as you read and study Philippians 2:3–4:
- What do you think of the popular phrase, “What would Jesus do?” Do you think it is a good life principle?
- How did Jesus model Philippians 2:3–4 for us?
- Is there anyone in your life that you refuse to serve? Would Christ serve them?
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Principle for Bible Reading
What Did Jesus Do?
When pondering the question, “How then shall we live?” the Scriptures are our obvious roadmap. But when we hear a command from God and wonder how we can practically apply it, we can be enlightened by asking how Jesus obeyed it.
How Jesus obeyed commands and how we ought to might not always be the same (because he is God and we are not). But searching for intersections between what God expects of us and Jesus’s life gets us thinking more about his amazing life and inclines us to give glory to the God-man for his perfect obedience on our behalf.