Humility.

Friday August 3, 2018

by colinscanvas

Philippians 2:3-9

Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too.

You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had.

Though he was God,
    he did not think of equality with God
    as something to cling to.
Instead, he gave up his divine privileges;
    he took the humble position of a slave
    and was born as a human being.
When he appeared in human form,
    he humbled himself in obedience to God
    and died a criminal’s death on a cross.

Therefore, God elevated him to the place of highest honor
    and gave him the name above all other names

 

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Man, talk about humble. God sent his son, Jesus, to Earth to walk, talk, and live with us. He humbled himself in order to go through the exact same things we are going through right now. He even showed the ultimate sign of love and humility by dying for all of mankind. Jesus is the ultimate role model in terms of humility. Who do we see exemplifying humility in our lives today?

In 2013, Matthew McConaughey received the award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his character in The Dallas Buyers Club. He started by saying, “First off, I want to thank God, because that’s who I look up to. He has graced my life with opportunities that I know are not of my hand or any other human hand.”

This is one of my favorite things to witness. Someone given a huge platform, the Academy Awards, and they shine the light on God, not themselves. I mean he worked his whole life for this moment. He should talk about all the hard work, the sweat, the tears, but no. He decides to be humble and glorify God instead. Preparing our hearts and minds to be humble is vital to our faith.

Humility is powerful. It can turn heads and open ears to who God is. This will glorify His name and bring others to Jesus. And isn’t that what it’s all about?

How can you become more humble?

What will you say when the lights are shining and the glory is yours?

Dear Lord, in Your word, John 3:30 says, “He must become greater, I must become less.” Help us to live this verse out in our daily lives. Amen.

Have a great day!

C. Lyman

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