The Ultimate Act Of Humility – July 10, 2015
Philippians 2:1, So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, 2complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. 3Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. 4Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. 5Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, 6who, though He was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, 7but emptied Himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. 8And being found in human form, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. 9Therefore God has highly exalted Him and bestowed on Him the name that is above every name, 10so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
This past week we have looked at Philippians 2. We are to love others and show humility just as Christ showed the ultimate act of humility by becoming a servant to all and paying the price for our sins on the cross. Today, we will see the reward Christ received and see what that means for us.
Paul wrote, “Therefore God has highly exalted Him and bestowed on Him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” Jesus was exalted by the Father because of His ultimate act of humility and sacrifice so that all would worship Him and confess Him as Lord. This was the reward He received for what He did for us.
This is our example that we should follow. Think of how you have been living your life. Have you been seeking all the attention and seeking to be praised and exalted, or have you been seeking to love others, serve others and show humility in your life? Have the mind of Christ, and you will do well in these areas.
Think about this and have a blessed week.
COLLEGE AND SINGLES INTERN