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Philippians 2:7 says that Jesus made himself of no reputation. He emptied himself of self. As some theologians explain it, Jesus voluntarily and temporarily laid aside some of his rights and privileges as God the Son when he came to Earth.

Think about this for a moment. Some self-proclaimed Christians tell the world “look at me” when they ought to be saying “look to Jesus.” This grows even more tragic. The victories God gives are crowns to be thrown at the feet of Jesus. But we would deign wear them on our own heads?

That is not only tragic, it is a travesty. What belongs to Jesus we claim for...


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