Dear Ones Infused with the Word!
It’s that time again. Two new verses to learn but also two new opportunities to hear from Jesus. I do so appreciation the bantering we had last week. Even with disagreement it is challenging and far better than no one posting. So thank you and I apologize if I ever come across that my opinion is correct. I’m just trying to grow like all of you. For some reason, I seem to have a perception that not too many see the same way.
I do have another bomb to set off because I wonder about something we learned in the verses from last week. Here it is:
When we talk about Jesus emptying Himself of His form of God and trades in in for the likeness of man, I’ve wondered if Jesus, who is God, left His Godhood and came to earth and became man. Now He still was God but emptied Himself of it so that when He came to earth as a man, He would experience life like we do and not have His Godhood in His back pocket when the going got tough.
An analogy is like the prince and the pauper story. The prince became the pauper and was perceived to be so but in reality, he was truly the prince. So Jesus is truly God but was and still is often not perceived that way because He became the pauper so He would know life as man and not as God when He needed it or drifted from Godhood to manhood when it was needed. He exhibited the epitome of humility. So He is and always has been fully God and fully man but for those 33 years, He did not draw on His Godhood but emptied Himself of it though, in reality, He was still God but lived on earth as fully man. Am I way off? I really don’t mind when you disagree but like to hear your version.
Sorry, I didn’t mean to write an epistle. Here are the verses of the week. May you have the mind of Christ as you memorize:
Philippians 2:9 Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name,
Philippians 2:10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, (ESV)
Philippians 2:9 Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name,
Philippians 2:10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, (NIV)
Philippians 2:9 Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name,
Philippians 2:10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth,(NKJV)