Though he was in the form of God, he did not consider being equal with God something to exploit. But he emptied himself by taking the form of a slave and by becoming like human beings. When he found himself in the form of a human, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Philippians 2:5-8
Living sacrificially is difficult to do. We want to look out for
ourselves and to assert our rights. We think little of the rights of
others if they interfere with what we consider our rights.
Fortunately for us, Jesus did not think as we do. Jesus, although equal
to God, lowered himself to our level that we might be able to be
elevated to his. He did not lower himself and become mired in the human
condition, but reaching out pulled us up.
How can we become a servant? how can we serve others? How can we serve God? Are you willing to surrender your "rights" for the sake of God?