Benefits of power...

Since 9/11, a new growth industry has sprung up in the US - security.  More specifically, many corporate and government leaders are hiring bodyguards and private planes for themselves.  The reasons stated are for security.  Cynics note that these people were never likely to be targeted for a terrorist attack or kidnapping threat.  Rather, it appears that they are making themselves look and feel important, all at the expense of another.

This, of course, is in stark contrast to Christ.  In our Elder’s meeting this week, our devotional time focused on the kenosis, or emptying – where Christ voluntarily laid aside the independent use of his divine prerogatives – all to benefit us, the church.

Phil. 2: 5-11Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing ,taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death—even death on a cross!

Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Some take on power to benefit themselves.  Christ relinquished the use of His power to benefit us.  Christian, you know which model is from the world and which is not… 

KS