2:5 This verse connects the exhortations (vv. 1–4) to the hymn (vv. 6–11). Addressing the pride that lies at the root of the Philippians’ discord (1:27–2:4), Paul points to Christ as the supreme example of humility. But Christ is not only an example (Rom. 15:1–3; 2 Cor. 10:1); He is first of all Lord and Savior (v. 11; 3:20).