. . . but made Himself of no reputation . . .
This passage is a picture of Christ painted on the canvas of humanity at man’s darkest moments of desperate need. He draws no attention to Himself. Instead, He blends into the wrap and woof of the human fabric by coming to earth to identify with all men and women in their lowest places. The attitude of lowliness is often a missing quality among Christians today. In a world that advocates looking out for number one, we need the mind of Christ—the mind of oneness, lowliness, and helpfulness—to govern our lives.