BDBD is Philippians 2:1-11

Jesus is in very nature God (5). He always had the nature of God. He always will have the nature of God. Jesus exists as the form and essence of Sovereign God (11). He is as One with Him, possessing the fullness of all the divine attributes—the entire nature of deity. John 1:1-3 says this well.

I am united with Jesus through grace (1). I am united with love. I have fellowship with the Spirit of Christ. I experience his tenderness and compassion. His power and strength flow through my spiritual veins. His wisdom and insight are at access all the time. My relationship and companionship with him are like the union between a loving husband and a respectful wife. All this is encouragement to my soul.

Being one with God in spirit will and should transpose into my daily life (2). My life should change like a musician changes the key of a melody to make it new and different. The interactions I have with others, especially fellow believers should be as Jesus interacts with me (5).

Jesus became a man in outward appearance (8) while retaining his deity. He did not lose the position nor essence of his divinity when he acquired flesh and bones (7). When he was found in appearance as a man Jesus chose to further humble himself and become a servant to other humans (8). He did not assert his divine place. He lived and displayed true humility. I can and should follow Jesus’ example.

I can live in humility, not that I am lesser of a person than others. In fact, I am a son of the most high God. Rather, my humility should be like Jesus. I should do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit (3). I should look out for the interests of others (4).

Thus, as the Father exalted Jesus, so I will be exalted on the day of judgment (9-11).