Is the memorization going well? Aren’t these words so profound? They are so rich and deep. Some of you might want to comment on what Michele and Joyce raised by last week’s verses. There is also a thread going that is titled, “Counting others better than yourself” as Joyce and I jockeyed back and for on that and I wondered what others thought about who that verse applied to and what does it mean by the word “better” while considering the context of the verses that we learned and the ones this week and beyond.
I am so amazed at how, in retaining previous verses, they give me insights that I hadn’t seen. Once we get the words memorized, I feel that we can better concentrate on what the words are saying. Enough of my rambling, here are the new verses which completes the thought:
Philippians 2:7 but made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men.
Philippians 2:8 And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. (ESV)
Philippians 2:7 rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.
Philippians 2:8 And being found in appearance as a man,he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death—even death on a cross! (NIV)
Philippians 2: 7 but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men.
Philippians 2:8 And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.(NKJV)
May the Lord give each of us, individually as He created us so differently, the determination and wisdom in memorizing the most important words in all of the world!