“Have among yourselves the same attitude that is also yours in Christ Jesus, Who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God something to be grasped. Rather, he emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, coming in human likeness; and found human in appearance, he humbled himself, becoming obedient to death, even death on a cross. Because of this, God greatly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bend, of those 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.” – Phil 2:5-11
This is perhaps my favorite passage of scripture! It is said that Paul is quoting one of the hymns that the early church sang. What a reminder this is that worship is not about the songs we sing, but about the attitudes of our hearts. Paul reminds the people of Philipi, Your attitude should be the same as Christ Jesus. This puts a completely different twist on the common phrase “What would Jesus Do.” No longer do we ask that question to answer what would Jesus do if he were in my situation, but rather, we ask, “What should I do to put myself in the situations Jesus found himself in?”
This week’s homework: As you encounter life’s situations each day, seek to have the attitude of Christ. Worship with Attitude!