Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.
Christ’s obedience involved not just His action but even more, His attitude. The Greek word for “humble” here is tapeinóo, which can also mean “abase, bring low” (Strong, no. 5013). Christ took a submissive attitude toward God in all things. His whole being was geared to the Father as the One with authority. He was attentive to whatever God had to say, becoming obedient even to the point of death.
Adapted from Philippians: “That I May Gain Christ”, page 110.
Tomorrow: “Obedient to the Point of Death” (2)