Last week we had a unplanned break from this series due to the rigors of life that had me completely exhausted and almost non-functional. But God is great! Tired, worn, but blessed.
And so once again we continue with this series A Family Tha Pray Together Stays Together.
…who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped,
This wonderful text tells us so much about Christ’s character.
The bible tells us that Christ is equal with God so He therefore has all the power and authority of God. Yet this text tells us that His position, power and authority was not something that He thought He has had to hold on to. But He willingly gave up His position to save man.
What a completely different picture than what we have of what it means to be in a position of power and authority in this world. Many people who are in positions of authority expect to be honored; they behave in a way that you know their authority and give them their “due” respect and honor.
But we see a different picture of Christ. A picture of humility, of One who left everything for us! He did not hold onto his position but willingly, lovingly gave up everything to save us.
Many men focus on their headship and think that it is something to be grasped. They let everyone know “who they are” and they demand that people acknowledge them and respect them because of their position. From the time a man begins to do this he has lost sight of Christ and is instead focusing on power.
Any man who must constantly let others know he is the “head” is actually not being the head as Christ is the head, but is instead being the head like the world.
And so we must pray for men, that they stop focusing on power…on position, but focus on Christ, who is their example of what true headship is.