Though he was God, he did not think of equality with God as something to cling to.
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Instead, he gave up his divine privileges ; he took the humble position of a slave and was born as a human being. When he appeared in human form,
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he humbled himself in obedience to God and died a criminal’s death on a cross.
Therefore, God elevated him to the place of highest honor and gave him the name above all other names,