Attitude of Christ

In Philippians 2 we find a poetic description of Christ’s humility. Many scholars believe that Paul is
actually quoting a poem or hymn the church already knew. We will be looking at this powerful passage over the
next few weeks. The first line is:
 
“Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus”. The King James says, “Let this mind be in you,
which was also in Christ Jesus.” Sometimes when we hear the word attitude, we think either of having a
positive attitude and smiling all the time, or a teenage rebel having an attitude and adamantly defying someone.

The word translated attitude means, “to employ one’s faculty for thoughtful planning”. It doesn’t mean
we must always be smiling, but rather that we should think about things, events, and people the way Jesus did.
We need to think about our situation and the situations of others in a Christ-like way.
 
So today, as you make your decisions, ask yourself, what would Jesus do in this situation? How would
he think about this issue? As we begin thinking in a Christlike manner, we begin making choices that are more
Christlike as well.