1Does your life in Christ give you strength? Does his love comfort you? Do we share together in the spirit? Do you have mercy and kindness? 2If so, make me very happy by having the same thoughts, sharing the same love, and having one mind and purpose. 3When you do things, do not let selfishness or pride be your guide. Instead, be humble and give more honor to others than to yourselves. 4Do not be interested only in your own life, but be interested in the lives of others.
Be Unselfish Like Christ
5In your lives you must think and act like Christ Jesus. 6Christ himself was like God in everything. But he did not think that being equal with God was something to be used for his own benefit. 7But he gave up his place with God and made himself nothing. He was born as a man and became like a servant. 8And when he was living as a man, he humbled himself and was fully obedient to God, even when that caused his death—death on a cross. 9So God raised him to the highest place. God made his name greater than every other name 10so that every knee will bow to the name of Jesus— everyone in heaven, on earth, and under the earth. 11And everyone will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord and bring glory to God the Father.