Finding Love


Being Poured Out

I’ve often read Philippians and know that chapter 2 presents the Jesus model. The Jesus model shows us what He did to free us and have this everlasting life.

I felt I need an image to get my arms around what Jesus did for me. This morning I was in chapter 2 again and I saw it–the image that I needed. In verse 17, Paul says he is being “poured out” as a drink offering for the enlargement of the faith of the Philippians. That’s it!! The Jesus model has the same imagery for me as I look back to verses 5-11. Jesus poured Himself out. He sacrificed all to come to earth for us. He gave up position and power and made Himself lowly. He is the ultimate model of humility. This model we emulate by pouring ourselves out for Him and others.

A brother of mine recently wrote: “I am desiring to pour out what I am. I want to be desperate not only for what dwells with in me, but what dwells in others. I want to impact others, I want to be significant, I want to count.”

We, like Paul, pour ourselves out for the sake of another’s faith. Jesus poured Himself out for a billion people who inhabit the planet right now and who name His Name. He gave up all of Heaven and journeyed to earth so that we might know Him and the Father.