by Beverly Barnett
Having the Mind of Christ
“But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men,” Philippians 2:7.
As we consider servanthood, we must look to the Master as our example and pattern. Everything that Jesus did was to bring healing to the sick, to lift up the brokenhearted, to set the sinner free from the chains of sin that bound him. He did it out of love for mankind. He became lower than the angels (Psalm 8:5), took up a towel and ministered to His disciples (John 15:4), and He lived for thirty-three years in a human body. While we will never climb to the level of Christ, we are compelled to love our fellow man, especially our brothers and sisters in Christ.
Being a Christ-follower is often a messy, heartbreaking and…
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