Jim Wilson is the retired director of Community Christian Ministries in Moscow, Idaho. He will be posting regularly, so check back in soon!

Monday, July 10, 2006

Opposites

Right and Wrong
Down and Up
Left and Right
Back and Forth
Truth and Falsehood
Tall and Short
North and South
East and West

Some of these are absolute. Some are apparent absolutes. Some things may seem opposite but are only different. Some are relative, not absolute. I do not wish to debate any of these, but the first one; Right and Wrong. In mathematics there are right answers and wrong answers. In the Navy there is the wrong way and the Navy way. In Christian doctrine there is right doctrine and wrong doctrine.

In morality, there is right morality, immorality, and amorality. There is no wrong morality. That would be saying that there is an immoral morality. Morality is absolute. However, there is something more right than being right, morally. The Lord Jesus on earth and pre-earth, in eternity, was absolutely moral. How could he be more right than absolutely right? The answer is in Philippians 2:5-8.

“Your 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!” Philippians 2:5-8

“God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” 2 Corinthians 5:21

What is it? Humility! This humility was more right than His sinlessness. He became sin for us.

The text starts out, “Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus.”

When you are right, or think you are, are you willing to give up your insistence on being right to be humble?

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