Although he was in the form of God and equal with God, he did not take advantage of this equality.
Instead, he emptied himself by taking on the form of a servant, by becoming like other humans, by having a human appearance.
He humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, death on a cross.
This is why God has given him an exceptional honor-- the name honored above all other names--
so that at the name of Jesus everyone in heaven, on earth, and in the world below will kneel
and confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father.