Therefore if there is any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit,in any affection and mercy,
2)fulfill my joy by being like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.
3)Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself.
4)Let each of you look out not only fro this own interests but also for the interests of others.
5)Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus,
6)who being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God,
7)but made Himself of no reputation, taking the from of a bond-servant, and coming in the likeness of men.
8)And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.
9)Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name above every name,
10)that at the name of Jesus every knee shall bow, of those in heaven, and those on earth, and of those under the earth,
11)and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
12)Therefore, my beloved, as you 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;
13)for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.
14)Do all things without complaining and disputing,
15)that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world,
16)holding fast the word of life, so that I may rejoice in the day of Christ that I have not run in vain of labored in vain.
Scripture taken from the Holy Bible King James Version copyright 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.