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As our Saviour freely undertook a life of the greatest meanness and hardship, so we might be pleased to undergo such a death. Wherefore seeing that a superabundant dignity of person was required God's arm brought salvation.5. "Made sin for us." Be faithful therefore.2. His works were not His own works but His Father's. (4) The withdrawment of the Father and clouding the light of His countenance (Matthew 27:46, cf. In amplification of this, the principal act of Christ's humiliation, note —I. Even an heroic action loses its moral value if necessitated. That staggers the best of us. Not to reward in the one case may be churlishness; in the other it would be to break one's word; whilst in the third there would be positive dishonesty. Thus are depicted, further, the noble submission and fortitude with which the brave man, brave because he is good, meets death. (b) Bow to His name. is the Greek noun morphē, "form, outward appearance, shape. "The Scripture marks the special stages of His humiliation.1. A. But it behoved Jesus to die. It was not simply glory for His body that He purchased, but exaltation and kingly power; a name above every name.2. Shall we therefore abandon hearing as well as kneeling? Consider —(1) He was in the form of God who served for you, and delivered you from the worst of masters. "(3) Confess what? But how can we know whether or not God will exalt us? By it God's special providence was discovered, and His glory illustrated in the propagation of the gospel; for how could such a sufferer gain so general an opinion in the world of being the Lord of life and glory without God's miraculous aid?V. [70] Hutchinson, D. D.)Obedient unto deathW. THE OBJECT FOR WHOM THIS MERIT WAS ACQUIRED.1. (1)As an antitype He fulfilled the whole law of sacrifice. Actions claiming the highest regards of God are those which have an intrinsic perfectness, and which, when looked at on all sides, are in entire correspondence with the mind and will of God. (2) "Himself." To us it is an introduction into the presence and companionship of God; to Him it was an abandonment into darkness unrelieved by a ray of Divine light, and whose solitude was unblessed by a whisper of Divine love. Who can doubt of God's goodness, despair of God's mercy, after this.3. But although He merited for all, all do not receive the grace He purchased. So Christ, in the language of the slave, loves to say, "Mine ears hast Thou opened," and adds the reason, "I delight," etc.2. He foresaw it from the beginning, and regarded it with satisfaction.2. (4) The withdrawment of the Father and clouding the light of His countenance (Matthew 27:46, cf. So did Jesus. The name is not the sound but the sense — Him who is named. great,and he will divide the spoils with the strong,because he poured out his life unto death,and was numbered with the transgressors.For he bore the sin of many,and made intercession for the transgressors." Where among angels, seeing that they cannot discharge more than their own debts of gratitude and service?4. Paul is saying, if Christ has benefited you in any way, I beg There was the humiliation of the flight and exile into Egypt.2. —(1) Poverty. (2:6) In your own words, what does it mean that From death. So we are to esteem it above every name, and to show our esteem by bowing with the knee and confessing with the tongue. But He was more than willing (Luke 12:50).2. Nay, if He must die, let Him die a honest fair death. "(1) Lord whereof? He was not at first that perfect man which lay in the intention of the Father before all ages, but He was like it, as the shadow is to the substance; and He gradually grew into it. Yet after all, with this combination of natural, super natural, and Divine energies in the work of Christ, its claim on Divine retribution must rest on some covenant or promise. His childhood and early manhood were subject to parental authority.3. For it is the only name by which we can be saved. (2)The Son giving Himself. (4) The covenanted reward of the service was a glorious exaltation to Himself, and eternal life for them (ver. And further, there was the shameful burden of sin which He bore.IV. Sin was the inlet of shame (Genesis 3:7). "(1) Lord whereof? The merit which appeals to goodness sets up no claim; that which rests on fidelity involves a promise; that which trusts to the justice of the rewarder implies a covenant. God was pleased to prosecute it, as thereby no wise to impair but rather to advance His glory. This is the only fashion in which salvation can be found.2. It is the figure of a warrior before an open grave. To be scorned by men.4. Three things made the actual death painful. His choice of Nazareth as a home, the name of which fastened a stigma and a prejudice upon Him all His days.3. Pain. The value of the compensation.4. What is necessary therefore is for us to become the recipients of His grace? It was a hard service, but He went through with it (ver. (4) But there is an obedience which cometh from natural reason; but some other there be wherein there is no other reason but the will of a lawful superior. He foresaw it from the beginning, and regarded it with satisfaction.2. (3) He farther requires somewhat from the tongue. ITS BEING MOST PAINFUL, which demonstrated —1. It should breed a disregard for the world and its vanities, and reconcile us to even the worst condition? None but a spiritual kingdom could He have designed who submitted to this suffering.3. This is the only pattern for our holiness.(J. They had it of men, He of God. Without a name what is exalting? Who can doubt of God's goodness, despair of God's mercy, after this.3. Vaughan, M. A.From eternity there was the idea and image of a man in the mind of God. )LinksPhilippians 2:7 NIVPhilippians 2:7 NLTPhilippians 2:7 ESVPhilippians 2:7 NASBPhilippians 2:7 KJVPhilippians 2:7 Bible AppsPhilippians 2:7 ParallelPhilippians 2:7 Biblia ParalelaPhilippians 2:7 Chinese BiblePhilippians 2:7 French BiblePhilippians 2:7 German BiblePhilippians 2:7 CommentariesBible Hub, (1)Voluntary — "humbled Himself."(2)"Obedient. ITS PRACTICAL EFFICACY. Personal effort freely made lies at the root of all sacrifice. (4) Heaven is opened to thee (Hebrews 10:19).(J. This honour is awarded Christ for the death of the Cross; shall we, then, rob Him of it? To us it is a victory over the last and mightiest form of evil; to Him it was a surrender to the masterful forces of disorganization and ruin. As a subject of the state He pays the tribute at the same moment that He asserts His claim and privilege as the Son of God. Respect a body which has such fellowships; be tender to the corporeal wants of the members of the body of Christ.(J. participle of hyparchō, "to be," a widely used substitute in Hellenic that Jesus is a Lord to save (Matthew 14:30), and a Lord to serve (Acts 9:6). Some men as Shebna, Haman, Sanballat, are exalted no man knows wherefor.2. (4) But there is an obedience which cometh from natural reason; but some other there be wherein there is no other reason but the will of a lawful superior. He prayed, and praying was heard, though He Himself was God. This honour is awarded Christ for the death of the Cross; shall we, then, rob Him of it? In this kind of passion (the death of the cross) consider divers notable adjuncts.I. From death to life, from shame to glory, from the form of a servant to the dignity of a sovereign. God, though He have so exalted it, yet reckons it not exalted until we exalt it too. WHAT IS DEATH — especially as expressive of the condition to which Jesus humbled Himself? Vaughan, M. Here on earth it is otherwise. Not, however, that suffering in itself is acceptable to God; the thief suffered; it was the way in which the purpose for which it was borne which made it acceptable.3. Look at SOME OF THE LAWS RESPECTING JEWISH SLAVES so as to estimate the humiliation of Jesus; and these were mild compared with those that obtained among the Romans.1. Ordinances, however precious, are humbling because the badge of a fallen state.2. The depth of Christ's humiliation. (3) Christ is willing to do anything for thee. And so long as the needful processes of the preparation go on He there lives, and intercedes, and rules, and wears the very form in which He suffered. In the likeness of the infant He lay in the manger, of the boy He sat in the temple, of the man He walked the length and breadth of the land. He foresaw it from the beginning, and regarded it with satisfaction.2. Remove the superstition and retain both. To us death is the chalice whose poison has been changed by the chemistry of redeeming love into nectar; to Jesus it was a cup full of the concentrated dregs of woe. Exodus 21:6).I. His sacrifice was a free-wilt offering. Our Lord's humiliation may be regarded in four stages.I. But this grace is not the grace of adoption, but that of union. that Jesus is a Lord to save (Matthew 14:30), and a Lord to serve (Acts 9:6). The exaltation of His name, the amends for the Cross. There is nothing so sharp and intolerable, not even pain, to a noble spirit as shame (Hebrews 12:2). His submission to baptism. "No," said he, "my father told me to stay till he came back." God was pleased to prosecute it, as thereby no wise to impair but rather to advance His glory. Christ's actions were of this character (Romans 15:36; Luke 22:42). ver. But what name was given here? He who is "the Truth," was contented to be called "that deceiver." But how? The same Hebrew word stands for both. Christ always set His life to the meridian of Scripture — "It is written."4. He stooped to become a man. (We also saw this word in 1:8). "He was numbered among the transgressors." (3) That we must lean on some one, our God and our friend. This obedience was the best part of His sacrifice (1 Samuel 15:22; Matthew 26:39).3. We are hence obliged with affection and gratitude to adore each person in the blessed Trinity. How far obedient? or "Who is My mother?"2. A fountain is useless to the thirsty unless they drink. Probably we should understand the "name" as "Lord." encouragement while paramythion Yet after all, with this combination of natural, super natural, and Divine energies in the work of Christ, its claim on Divine retribution must rest on some covenant or promise. (Isaiah 53:12). (4) Heaven is opened to thee (Hebrews 10:19).(J. Some men as Shebna, Haman, Sanballat, are exalted no man knows wherefor.2. This honour is awarded Christ for the death of the Cross; shall we, then, rob Him of it? He forewent not things without Him only; He forewent Himself He, the Creator, not only made Himself to need the creatures which He had formed, and was without them — He was hungry and thirsty, and wearied — but even in the things which He wrought, He depended not alone on the Godhead within Him but on the Father. "(1) Of this giving three doubts arise. (3) Shame and reproach. Besides the knee is only dumb acknowledgment, but a vocal confession utters our mind plainly, and this He calls ἐξομολόγησις. ver. Sin was the great bankrupt that brought all to beggary, and so poverty is the likeness of sin. It is well to drive away superstition, but it will be well not to drive away reverence with it. (b) The worst death. (5) Christ served you ungrudgingly, do not grudge what you give or do for Him. )Made in the likeness of menChrist a manJ. His constancy, meekness, charity, etc., were seen by vast multitudes, and made matters of the greatest notoriety. It was needful for Him to assume this fashion. Jefferey, D. D.The phrase states the landing place of Christ's career of humiliation, the antipodes of the contrast, the nadir below which it was impossible for Him to go.I. The first we like well, but the latter not so (Luke 6:46).5. Jefferey, D. D.The phrase states the landing place of Christ's career of humiliation, the antipodes of the contrast, the nadir below which it was impossible for Him to go.I. The Cross is the great instrument in the acquirement of merit on two grounds. His dissolution. "It is appointed unto men once to die," and when death comes, he comes resistlessly. He was at every one's call. —(1) Poverty. His person is out of sight, but His name is left behind that we may do reverence to it. (3) It was not Absalom's humility, in show, his heart being full of pride and rebellion. He prayed, and praying was heard, though He Himself was God. He took the nature of all, and thus merited for all (Hebrews 2:14). Merit in the sense of an action to which a reward is due on grounds of justice can only exist where there is some stipulation. Conclusion:1. Thus is depicted the lot of our common humanity. 4. "(2) That we are conscious of joy and sorrow. or "Who is My mother?"2. The atoning value of the Cross lay in the removal of a hindrance: its meritoriousness acquired a positive gain. In that His dying was the supreme expression of His submission to the will of the Father. (Bishop Andrewes.)HumilityJ. (2) Whither. Of His own accord. The nature of His kingdom was thereby signified. 34).2. Not to reward in the one case may be churlishness; in the other it would be to break one's word; whilst in the third there would be positive dishonesty. Because His subjection to the law of death was the highest, and an exhaustive test of the absolute subordination of His will to the will of His Father.2. The resurrection, ascension, etc., could add nothing. We are hence obliged with affection and gratitude to adore each person in the blessed Trinity. Things that are exalted seem not to be so until their name go abroad in the world. (1) From whence. What surer ground can there be of faith and hope in God "If God spared not His own Son, etc." He was not at first that perfect man which lay in the intention of the Father before all ages, but He was like it, as the shadow is to the substance; and He gradually grew into it. "Though He were a Son," etc. No, man must concur in the transaction: some amends must issue from him as the offending party. 9; Hebrews 2:9; Luke 24:26, 46; Psalm 110:7; Hebrews 12:2). That man was perfect. Besides the knee is only dumb acknowledgment, but a vocal confession utters our mind plainly, and this He calls ἐξομολόγησις. For service has been dignified since Christ was a servant. It should breed a disregard for the world and its vanities, and reconcile us to even the worst condition? λόγος we must say somewhat; ὀμοῦ, do it together, not some speak and others keep mute; εξ, speak out, not whisper. What is necessary therefore is for us to become the recipients of His grace? )The passion of our blessed SaviourL. But though thus many tongues, one confession that "Jesus Christ is Lord. A. As an infant He was obedient to circumcision.2. He became a bondservant that they might become sons and daughters (Galatians 4:1-5).VII. (2)The Son giving Himself. The better sort get to their knees gladly, and cheerfully confess Him. In Jesus' name, I pray. For one of mean estate to be humble is no great praise, it were a fault were he not; but for a king, nay the King of kings to show this great humility, is a cause indeed. )LinksPhilippians 2:7 NIVPhilippians 2:7 NLTPhilippians 2:7 ESVPhilippians 2:7 NASBPhilippians 2:7 KJVPhilippians 2:7 Bible AppsPhilippians 2:7 ParallelPhilippians 2:7 Biblia ParalelaPhilippians 2:7 Chinese BiblePhilippians 2:7 French BiblePhilippians 2:7 German BiblePhilippians 2:7 CommentariesBible Hub, (2)The Son giving Himself. As our Saviour freely undertook a life of the greatest meanness and hardship, so we might be pleased to undergo such a death. ITS CHARACTERISTICS.1. The cross was an ignominious death, and Christ endured it amidst circumstances of aggravated ignominy, nakedness, and scorn. At thirty His argument for baptism is "Thus it becometh us," etc.4. Where amongst men, one, however innocent, sufficient to do more than satisfy for himself? "That at the name of Jesus," etc. 9; Hebrews 2:9; Luke 24:26, 46; Psalm 110:7; Hebrews 12:2). He might have avoided it (Matthew 26:53), but so far from that He anticipated His executioners (John 19:33). But He first taught us to call our servants "friends."I. Shall we therefore abandon hearing as well as kneeling? Hutchinson, D. D.His was no mere resignation, for that is the attitude of the soul toward the inevitable, h creature may risk his life, indeed, provided the aim be a true and noble one; but no right is his to throw it away. What surer ground can there be of faith and hope in God "If God spared not His own Son, etc." A. Remove the superstition and retain both. (e)Be humble (John 13:14-15).(T. )The humiliation of ChristJ. (b) He had it before. There was the humiliation of the flight and exile into Egypt.2. They in heaven "cast down their crowns and fall down" and confess Him singing (Revelation 4:10); they under the earth are thrown down and made His footstool (Psalm 110:1); they on earth, as in the midst, partake of both. 34).2. Adam was created in his innocence a type or shadow of that man. (2) Your person is accepted. Some men as Shebna, Haman, Sanballat, are exalted no man knows wherefor.2. And so we read, "See if there be any sorrow like my sorrow."3. He was the most obedient of Sons to His heavenly Father — "I can of Myself do nothing."III. "Render unto Caesar," etc.IV. Once Christ rejoiced in Spirit, and twice shed tears. "the name of Jesus. Of course a superstitious use has been made of this act; so there has of hearing sermons. How could this happy design be compassed in consistence with the glory, justice, and truth of God?3. The cross was an ignominious death, and Christ endured it amidst circumstances of aggravated ignominy, nakedness, and scorn. A creature is indispensably subjected to the law of its Maker, by virtue of its creatureship and dependence, and is involved in no humiliation. For if Christ be not absolutely a man, if His divinity come in, in the least degree, to qualify His humanity, then He practically ceases to be an example, and, indeed, a substitute.I. In that His dying was the supreme expression of His submission to the will of the Father. The two are conjoined in Hebrews 10:7, and John 10:18. "To the glory of the Father," whose great glory it is that His Son is Lord of such servants, that men shall say, "see what servants He hath." O. But it behoved Jesus to die. (1) It has been well said that "no man expresses such a devotion to virtue as he who forfeits the repute of being a good man, that he may not lose the conscience of being such." It was the fitting crown of a life whose explanation was "My meat is to do the will," etc.III. This death best suited the character of His undertaking. Vaughan, M. A.1. No, man must concur in the transaction: some amends must issue from him as the offending party. Christ saves by becoming a new principle of life in the soul through the action of the Divine Spirit.(W. He was tempted and overcame by the Holy Ghost.2. How free and forward to do His will. That He that hath the power of death might be destroyed (Hebrews 2:14).6. (2) How is this name above all names. As a subject of the state He pays the tribute at the same moment that He asserts His claim and privilege as the Son of God. To us it is a shaft whose sting has been removed; to Him it was an arrow envenomed by the wrath of God against sin. Sin was the inlet of shame (Genesis 3:7). The vehemence of His love.2. To us it is a victory over the last and mightiest form of evil; to Him it was a surrender to the masterful forces of disorganization and ruin. JESUS BECAME OBEDIENT UNTO DEATH in that —1. But as this contemplation doth breed sober humility, it should also preserve us from base abjectness of mind; for had not God esteemed us, He would not have debased Himself.6. ITS CHARACTERISTICS.1. Humbly and meekly — (Isaiah 53:7) — from His expostulation with Judas (Matthew 26:50) to His last prayer (Luke 23:34) all is that of One who, when He suffered He threatened not (1 Peter 2:23).III. For exhortation. At death the slave might be scourged and tortured as none other might, and the bitterest and vilest death was assigned to Him. (2) The horrible and cursed evil of sin to need such a remedy. His outward life was the reflection of His sense of duty. THE OBJECT FOR WHOM THIS MERIT WAS ACQUIRED.1. Christ saves by becoming a new principle of life in the soul through the action of the Divine Spirit.(W. (2) Had He died otherwise, He might have seemed to purchase our welfare at a somewhat easier rate. "He was numbered among the transgressors." divine and half human. True, but by a kind of anticipation, for it never had its perfect verification till after the crucifixion. Christ as man had within Himself the foundations of a true merit, and by His Divine personality communicated to His actions an infinite value.2. (4) But there is an obedience which cometh from natural reason; but some other there be wherein there is no other reason but the will of a lawful superior. Hutchinson, D. D.His was no mere resignation, for that is the attitude of the soul toward the inevitable, h creature may risk his life, indeed, provided the aim be a true and noble one; but no right is his to throw it away. (2)As a devout Jew, He fulfilled the whole ceremonial law. Vaughan, M. A.The flower of humility fills the air with perfume, but its leaves lie hidden in the shade.(J. H. Giles, B. "(1) Of this giving three doubts arise. The boy's position became dangerous, and he was urged to quit it. "That at the name of Jesus," etc. Had He suffered by private malice, His obedience had been less remarkable.4. (4) The withdrawment of the Father and clouding the light of His countenance (Matthew 27:46, cf. ITS NATURE.1. We must be careful not to suffer our conviction of the Deity of Christ to weaken our apprehension of His perfect manhood. Vaughan, M. In the latter sense the Cross outstrips all other portions of our Saviour's life in its value. Born in a stable.2. In HIS DEATH.1. IT WAS NOT THE BODY OF CHRIST ONLY WHICH WAS HUMAN WHILE HIS SOUL WAS DIVINE, BUT THAT SOUL AND BODY WERE EQUALLY IN THE LIKENESS OF MEN.1. Rest and clothes and food and warmth He needed like us.2. Perfect, both body and soul, with all the attributes of our humanity.3. Can we reflect on this event without detestation of sin, which brought such a death on the Redeemer.7. So the Eternal Word assumed human flesh and merited God's favour to us by a perfect obedience to the law, and satisfying Divine justice by pouring forth His blood in sacrifice for our sins. ITS CHARACTERISTICS.1. But the Son of God is the Law Maker. In HIS INCARNATION. At last, when the appointed period arrived, Christ "came after the flesh, born of a woman." So our Lord was content not only to expose His life, but His fame, for the interest of goodness. How certain, then, His sympathy.III. Not so.II. "His judgment was taken away."2. There is nothing derogatory to the sacred manhood of Christ in this covenant. ITS BEING MOST PAINFUL, which demonstrated —1. He obeyed the law. Had He been privately or suddenly dispatched, no great notice would have been taken of it, nor would it have been so fully proved.2. Curse. He appeared in the likeness of sinful flesh (Romans 8:3). Greek for einai. Our Lord's humiliation may be regarded in four stages.I. (2) Had He died otherwise, He might have seemed to purchase our welfare at a somewhat easier rate. Irons. A. Who can doubt of God's goodness, despair of God's mercy, after this.3. (2)The extension and distortion of His body. The Mystery of Christ in the Form of a Servant, Jesus Christ the Supreme Example of Humble-Mindedness, An Appeal for the Cultivation of a Right Spirit, Lessons Taught by the Humiliation and Exaltation of Chris. How free and forward to do His will. No! No, man must concur in the transaction: some amends must issue from him as the offending party. IN HIS DEATH — that of a malefactor.(J. Not a natural death, nor a mere violent death, but a violent death having three embittering circumstances.1. (a) How given. (3) Shame and reproach. His constancy, meekness, charity, etc., were seen by vast multitudes, and made matters of the greatest notoriety. The name is not the sound but the sense — Him who is named. Beginning the Journey (for new Christians). (1) It must be good. (1)This obedience was perfect — "to death."(2)Acceptable. Human nature was not left in a state of neutrality, as if God should look upon it without wrath or favour, hut was again to become the subject of Divine complacency.III. Not a natural death, nor a mere violent death, but a violent death having three embittering circumstances.1. It was a hard service, but He went through with it (ver. He was not at first that perfect man which lay in the intention of the Father before all ages, but He was like it, as the shadow is to the substance; and He gradually grew into it. Thus is depicted the lot of our common humanity. that Jesus is a Lord to save (Matthew 14:30), and a Lord to serve (Acts 9:6). (Matthew 18:4), Concerning seeking to be called exalted titles by No, man must concur in the transaction: some amends must issue from him as the offending party. The exaltation of His name, the amends for the Cross. Vaughan, M. A.From eternity there was the idea and image of a man in the mind of God. (3) In the human nature He was depressed beyond the ordinary condition of man (Psalm 22:6; Isaiah 53:3; Mark 9:12). This is the only fashion in which salvation can be found.2. Pride is madness in the presence of Him who made Himself of no reputation.5. Adam was human, but he was not created mortal. (3)As citizen of the world He fulfilled the political law by paying taxes. "sharing, partnership, fellowship." How full of reverence to His name! And He will not have us worship Him like elephants, as if we had no joints in our knees; He will have more honour of men than of pillars in the Church. That Scripture types might be fulfilled — Isaac, the offerings, the brazen serpent, etc.3. The exemplification of the hardest duties of obedience and patience.III. But it is not humble courtesy, but humble obedience here. But what name was given here? Let us trace on the likeness into His spiritual being. So our Lord was content not only to expose His life, but His fame, for the interest of goodness. Christ came as a servant, not as the Lord, even though He was and is the Lord. "By His knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many." For God therefore to be liable to any claim, He must have graciously condescended to involve Himself in an obligation. (e) Every tongue shall do this, i.e., every speech and dialect in the world. In it the activities of endurance were taxed to the utmost limit. (b) He had it before. But Christ Jesus in His perfect obedience died, because He so willed, and when and as He willed. Not, however, that suffering in itself is acceptable to God; the thief suffered; it was the way in which the purpose for which it was borne which made it acceptable.3. Willingly. He was tempted and overcame by the Holy Ghost.2. THE OBJECT FOR WHOM THIS MERIT WAS ACQUIRED.1. The Atonement was no compromise between the demands of justice and the pleadings of mercy. (5) The extent of our obedience is a matter considerable. He became obedient unto death. John was struck with the self-abasement of this act. He wears the body that will be His through eternity. It was a hard service, but He went through with it (ver. (3) The exact and impartial justice of God and His most righteous remedy against sin. There are things we come in contact with which, though not hurtful, leave a feeling of debasement.3. Wherefore seeing that a superabundant dignity of person was required God's arm brought salvation.5. —(1) Poverty. The depth of Christ's humiliation. But Christ Jesus in His perfect obedience died, because He so willed, and when and as He willed. He trod not one step awry in sin, but many of the footsteps of sin appeared upon Him: e.g. (b) The worst death. (c)Put on bowels of mercies towards those who are in distress (Colossians 3:12). (b) He had it before. 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