Philippians 2:5-11 “Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death-even death on a cross! Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at that name every knee should bow, 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.”
Obviously this is the longest verse of the 10 weeks. Therefore we put it at the front of the list in order to have it memorized by the end of the 10 weeks. This one might be a bit more difficult to memorize but if we commit to learning it, it can certainly be done.
I want to give you a little background as to why we chose these verses. It was interesting how it even got on the list because at the beginning Gail and I made separate lists of 10 verses. I put these verses on my list because I thought they were very impactful but knew that Gail would not put them on hers. Well, of course God has a sense of humor because Gail put the exact same verses on her list. We thought it a sign.
These verses draw something out of every believer. To me, these verses are almost a war cry or a pep-talk for Christians. Once you beginning reading it you gradually read it louder and with more excitement, even if you are not reading it out loud. It is so impactful because it is the story of the Gospel. That God would come down in the nature of a servant and die on a cross is quite important. But these verses take it a step farther to tell us not only the past but the future as well. That one day every knee and every tongue and every person would confess that Jesus is Lord…for the glory of the Father.
It simply energizes me. It gets me motivated to minister for the glory of the Father. Hopefully memorizing these verses or noting them at the least will do the same for you.