Philippians 2:6 – 8 The Humility of Christ

It is hard to know how to approach the portion of scripture that we now have before us. In
just a few verses we have the central mysteries of our faith densely put. One theologian
reflecting on this passage spoke well when he called it a ‘singularity.’
Do you know what a
singularity is? Here is one definition: ‘A singularity refers to a place in the universe where
our laws of physics simply break down.’
I do not subscribe to the big bang theory as an
alternative to Creation, but that alpha point where all of the universe was squeezed into an
infinitesimally small point from which the universe supposedly exploded and expanded into
its present form, that little speck that deified all the laws of gravity, that is thought of as a
singularity. Something that shouldn’t exist but does exist and breaks the categories of
everything we know, that sums up well what we are looking at as we look at Phil. 2:6-8,
‘who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be
but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of
And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the
point of death, even death on a cross.’ We are confronted here with two impossible things,
God becoming man, and God becoming sin (2 Cor. 5:21).