"Think of yourselves the way Christ Jesus thought of himself. He had equal status with God but didn’t think so much of himself that he had to cling to the advantages of that status no matter what. Not at all. When the time came, he set aside the privileges of deity and took on the status of a slave, became human! Having become human, he stayed human. It was an incredibly humbling process. He didn’t claim special privileges. Instead, he lived a selfless, obedient life and then died a selfless, obedient death—and the worst kind of death at that—a crucifixion."
Philippians 2:5-8 (The Message)
Christ turned his back, voluntarily, deliberately, and decisively, upon
all that belonged to personal glory, and all that conduced to personal
gain. He recognized no limit to the extent to which His obedience to God
in self-humbling must go. Whatever he found in himself to be
expendable, he spent. While anything was left which could be poured
forth, he poured it forth. Nothing was too small to give, or too great.
This is the mind and the life which is commended to us by the example of
Christ and approved by signal acts of God.
— Alec Motyer
The Message of Philippians