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Philippians 2:6-11 - Paul's Poem
Today as I studied the unique relationship between God the Father and God the Son, with all the mutual glorification going on…I felt a bit overwhelmed. Verses like this one: "Now the Son of Man is glorified and God is glorified in Him. If God is glorified in Him, God will glorify the Son in Himself, and will glorify Him at once" almost started to feel like tongue twisters, and my brain was getting foggy trying to sort it all out.
And yet, perhaps in the light of the fact that this past weekend was a very special one to me because of a wedding, it caused me to see all of our relationships with each other in the context of Jesus’ relationship with His father. If we could even come close to their attitude…what a different world we could have! And indeed, this is the point Paul seems to be making.
We try and sort it all out as we examine the epic poem of Phil 2:6-11.
In the meantime, if you want to get your “egghead” on, check out this fascinating scientific defense of the Biblical Judeo/Christianity by the renowned scientist John Lennox at a conference of faith at Oxford. It’s only about 15 minutes, but keep your finger on the pause button because you will have to stop and digest every few minutes: https://youtu.be/VrIvwPConv0
00:00 Quick review of Philippians 1 and 2 so far
06:40 Paul's poem in Philippians 2
Dain Spore is Pastor of Kauai Christian Fellowship, Hawaii.