Carol Howard Merritt writes,
Philippians 2 reminds us in beautiful poetry that Jesus took the form of a servant. In his humanity and humility, he walked beside us, even to the point of death. Because of this, we know that nothing can separate us from that divine love in Jesus Christ. Followers of Jesus have often called this selection from Philippians “the Christ hymn,” on the supposition that Paul is quoting at least in part a very early hymn from the worship of the church.