Christ’s act of self-emptying was accompanied by the act of self-humbling. He came from glory to reside among the most selfish and rebellious of all of God’s creations. He submitted Himself to a horrific death out of His great love for us. When you consider the Jews’ belief that death on a cross was a sign the victim was cursed by God, you see the very depth of Jesus’ willingness to obey the Father’s will. If you read on to verse 9, you will see that because of Jesus’ humble obedience, the Father exalted Him and returned Him to the high heavenly state He possessed before coming to earth. But His time here with us let Him fully understand us and our struggles. He now resides at the right hand of God, serving as our advocate and representative. I pray that realization encourages you in your Christian walk today!