2:6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:
2:12 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
form of God
"Form," etc. (Greek - morfhv , the form by which a person or thing strikes the vision, the external appearance)."--Thayer. CF John 17:15 . "The glory which I had with Thee before the world was." Nothing in this passage teaches that the Eternal Word John 1:1 emptied Himself of either His divine nature, or His attributes, but only of the outward and visible manifestation of the Godhead. "He emptied, stripped Himself of the insignia of Majesty."--Lightfoot. "When occasion demanded He exercised His divine attributes."-- Moorehead. CF (See Scofield "John 1:1") . See Scofield " John 20:28 "
robbery a thing to be grasped after. See, Genesis 3:5-6 .
2:15 That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;
(See Scofield "Romans 1:16") .
2:16 Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain.
kosmos = mankind. (See Scofield "Matthew 4:8") .
(See Scofield "1 Corinthians 1:8") .