Philippians 2:3 – Do nothing out of selfish ambition or desire for praise, but in humility regarding others better than yourself.
In this passage of Scripture in Philippians 2:1-15, Paul is focusing our attention on the specific nature and disposition we most definitely should possess if we have received the Spirit of God. He draws our attention to the fact that this is indeed the very nature of God. If God did not have this nature of love, compassion, meekness, mercy, and humility, then we would never have been redeemed and would have been lost forever.
Jesus did not regard His own position and comforts when He humbled himself to take on the form of man to redeem us. He regarded our situation and well being with a level of importance worth all of the abuse and pain He endured to ransom our lives from sin and darkness. If God so loved us, then we ought to also love one another. And even more, if we are those who have been born of God then His unselfish nature must be allowed to govern our decision making process (1 Peter 5:5-6; Ephesians 4:2; Colossians 3:12; Galatians 5:26).
Pastor Mark Spitsbergen