The apostle Paul encourages the Philippians to choose humble people themselves, following the example of Jesus who willingly emptied himself even to the point of dying on the cross for the sake of humanity. As a result, God exalted Him above all else “that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” (Philippians 2:10-11 NIV)
True humility comes from considering others’ needs and interests above one’s own. This selfless attitude is presented as a model for healthy relationships and demonstrated by the church leaders Epaphroditus and Timothy.
Humility protects us from selfish ambition, vain conceit, grumbling and arguing and instead helps us experience unity.
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