Name Above All Names

March 29, 2012 § Leave a comment

What kind of name is above all names?  In Philippians 2:5-11, Paul answers this question through what is most likely an early Christian hymn.  The name above all names is a humble name that willingly empties itself of all claims to honor and glory by taking on the form of a slave serving others.  This name is Jesus, Savior of all creation.  He who was willing to actively pursue a mission of a slave’s death, for his persecution and execution by crucifixion was reserved for slaves and rebels against Roman rule.  But this name also became ours, because our “attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus” (2:5).  That is if you call yourself “Christian,” namely follower of Jesus. What does this mission look like in your life today?

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