Re: Philippians 2:3

From: George Athas (
Date: Mon Apr 20 1998 - 19:29:56 EDT

Hello Arto!

I think a key word in this verse is hHGOUMENOI. The point is not that
everyone else IS necessarily better than me, but that I should esteem
and consider them as if they were. The point is not the raising of
others, but the humbling of self. That is, I'm not to put everyone on a
pedestal (because many may not be worthy of such merited honour), but
I'm to make myself a servant of everyone, regardless of their personal
honour. Hope this helps.

Best regards!
George Athas
 PhD (Cand.), University of Sydney
 Tutor of Hebrew, Moore Theological College
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