In this passage, the hearers are invited to have the same mind that was in Christ Jesus. And then follows a poetic description of the mind of Christ. He did not exploit his privilege. He was sacrificial and served with humility. He was obedient to God’s call on his life, no matter the cost.
When thinking about the mind of Christ, what other attributes would you include in describing it? In what ways do you believe you have the mind of Christ? What are some of the thoughts you have that are not of the mind of Christ? What practices are helpful in removing such thoughts and bringing you back to a better frame of mind?