Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus,
Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
It is not this way among you, but whoever wishes to become great among you shall be your servant,
For even Christ did not please Himself; but as it is written, “The reproaches of those who reproached You fell on Me.”
If I then, the Lord and the Teacher, washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet.
In everything I showed you that by working hard in this manner you must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He Himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”
just as I also please all men in all things, not seeking my own profit but the profit of the many, so that they may be saved.
For you have been called for this purpose, since Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example for you to follow in His steps,
Therefore, since Christ has suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves also with the same purpose, because he who has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin,
the one who says he abides in Him ought himself to walk in the same manner as He walked.
For who is greater, the one who reclines at the table or the one who serves? Is it not the one who reclines at the table? But I am among you as the one who serves.
You know of Jesus of Nazareth, how God anointed Him with the Holy Spirit and with power, and how He went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.
For if because of food your brother is hurt, you are no longer walking according to love. Do not destroy with your food him for whom Christ died.
Now may the God who gives perseverance and encouragement grant you to be of the same mind with one another according to Christ Jesus,
and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma.