Jesus: Example of Humility — Teaching Truth
If there was ever a person who had a legitimate reason not to be humble, it was Jesus. He was incomparably superior to everyone around Him in every manner, and he had no flaw or shortcoming that he should have been embarrassed of. Despite this, the Bible holds Him up as the highest example of humility for us to follow. Because of this, if there is any consolation in Christ, if there is any comfort of love, if there is any fellowship of the Spirit, if there is any tenderness and mercy, please share my delight by being likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, and of one thought with one another.
Allow everyone of you to watch out not only for his or her personal interests, but also for the interests of others in your group or organization.
As a result of being discovered in human form, He humbled Himself and became submissive to the point of death, even death on a cross.
He made the decision to be created by a virgin, so creating grounds for accusations of illegitimacy (John 8:41).
- He picked a barn as the site of His birth, a feed trough as the location of His cradle, and shepherds as the first people to see Him.
- Obedience in a Lowly Position Despite the fact that He was a Son, He learnt obedience by the horrors that He endured.
- Serving His heavenly Father’s business entailed being subservient to His modest earthly parents for the most of his young life, which included his childhood (Luke 2:51).
- In seeking the will of the Father who sent Me, I am not seeking my own will, but the will of the Father who sent Me.” (New King James Version, John 5:30) Baptism necessitates a spirit of humility.
- This may explain the widespread dislike to baptism as well as the replacement of sprinkling for immersion in many cases.
- (Luke 7:30).
- It’s no surprise that John protested, but our Lord’s response indicated His motivation: Instead of saying no, Jesus responded by saying, “Allow it to be so now, for it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he gave Him permission.
(Colossians 1:16) Jesus was “in the desert for forty days, tempted by Satan” (Mark 1:13), and he was so hungry that demanding “that these stones become food” was a tempting proposition.
“Jesus was taken up into the desert by the Holy Spirit” (Matthew 4:1-3).
As he pursued his life’s work, he did not have a place of his own to live (Luke 9:58).
Except for one instance, He is seen journeying either on foot or by boat, with the exception of one scene.
The Samaritans, the Gentiles, the destitute and downtrodden, the ill and disabled, the publicans, the women and children were among those with whom He felt most at ease, according to His contemporaries.
He never gave the idea that He thought of himself as superior to others.
He had every right to be referred to as “The Son of God,” and He did not object to that title; nonetheless, He referred to Himself as “the Son of Man” 80 times when He talked of Himself.
and began to wash the disciples’ feet.” (See also John 13:2–5) Death in the Most Humble Way washing the disciples’ feet was only the beginning of a 24-hour period in which they would put on progressively incredible demonstrations of humility.
Standing before a throng of arrogant, petty, and yet powerful little tyrants, He says nothing to defend Himself or his position.
It’s no surprise that many who were wealthy, haughty, or powerful found it difficult to give up their possessions, take up their crosses, and follow Him! “Let this mentality be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus,” says the Lord (Philippians 2:5)
Jesus is the Perfect Example of Humility
Watermark Kids May 1, 2020 6 min & 30 sec What are the first words that spring to mind when you think of a king? What comes to mind when you think of a maid or a servant? Is there a day in each of their lives that looks exactly the same? Generally speaking, no. To believe that the King of Heaven and Earth would leave His throne in Heaven to live in a shattered world as a servant to everyone is absurd. But that is exactly what Jesus did. In a society where we’re tempted to put ourselves first and make a reputation for ourselves, God has provided us with Jesus, who is the ultimate example of putting the needs of others before our own.
HUMILITY: Living with the Right Understanding of Who God Is, Who I Am, and Who You Are
“Don’t be selfish, and don’t strive to impress others,” says the memory verse. Think of others as better than yourself and maintain a modest attitude. Don’t only look out for your own interests; take an interest in the interests of others as well.” PHILIPPIANS 2:3–4 PHILIPPIANS 2:3–4
This Week’s Finish Line: Jesus is the Perfect Example of Humility
The humility of Jesus is described in Philippians 2:5-11. Despite the fact that Jesus was GOD, He decided to come to earth as a human being because of His immense love for us. The fact that Jesus decided to obey God the Father even to the point of dying a humiliating and painful death on the cross for our sins demonstrates his commitment to God the Father. Jesus is the ultimate model of humility, and we are obligated to follow in His footsteps as well. Can we, on the other hand, follow His example to the letter?
Only Jesus is totally humble, yet it is because of His humility that He is able to offer us redemption and forgiveness for all of the times we fall short of perfection!
While our flawed humility will not be able to save others in the same way that Jesus’ perfect humility did, it will encourage them to learn more about our magnificent God!
- Take a look at Philippians 2:3-4. What do these passages have to say about humility? When it comes to not being selfish or attempting to impress others, thinking about others and having an interest in others, why is it so difficult for us to put ourselves first? According to Philippians 2:6, who is Jesus according to the Bible? (God) What are the first words that spring to mind when you think about God? It is true that all of these things about God are also true about Jesus
- Take a look at Philippians 2:8. What was the pinnacle of Jesus’ humility, in your opinion? (He was crucified and died on the cross.) Crucifying one’s self on a cross was considered the most humiliating and painful way to die. Jesus, on the other hand, decided to be humble, even to the point of dying on a crucifixion. His understanding was that it was the only way to save us and bring honor to the Father. Look at verses 9-11 to see what I mean. Did Jesus deserve to be crucified and to suffer as He did on the cross? What do you think He deserves? His acclaim and veneration are well-deserved. The fact that He was sinless made it impossible for Him to die. It is possible that someday everyone will kneel down to Him and proclaim that He is Lord!
Bring it Home ConversationsActivities:
- Please refer to Philippians 2:3–4 for further information. What does this passage have to say about humility? When it comes to not being selfish or attempting to impress others, it is difficult for us to put ourselves first. Why is it so difficult for us to put ourselves first? Who is Jesus, according to Philippians 2:6? (God) What words come to mind when you think about God? It is true that all of these truths about God are also true about Jesus. Read Philippians 2:8 to understand what I’m talking about. When it came to humility, who better to follow than Jesus? The crucifixion was the final act of his death. The most humiliating and agonizing way to die was to be nailed to a cross, as was Jesus. Jesus, on the other hand, decided to be humble, even to the point of death on the cross. His understanding was that it was the only way to save us and bring honor to the Father.) Pay attention to verses 9–11. Were Jesus’ death and agony on the cross deserving of such treatment? What does He have coming to him in return? His acclaim and veneration are well-deserved.) Because He was without sin, He did not deserve to die. All of humanity will one day kneel down to Him and declare that He is their Lord!)
Teacher: Meal Time
Confer on the meanings of the words pride and humility. Before you share the recommended responses below with your children, ask them to define what they mean. PRIDE – What exactly is it? (Pride is when we put ourselves first, believing that we are capable of doing things for ourselves or attempting to obtain things for ourselves because we believe we deserve them.) It is our pride that drives us to sin.) What are some examples of ways you may demonstrate your pride? For example, attempting to be the first, wanting people to know how good you are at something, believing you deserve something, attempting to achieve it on your own, and so on.
Humility is the absence of self-centeredness and the refusal to put others before oneself.
When you acknowledge your inability to live up to His holiness and perfection, you recognize how much you rely on Him and pray for His assistance.) Discuss: When do you find yourself succumbing to pride the most easily?
What is the driving force behind your workservice efforts?
Who can assist you in identifying areas of pride in your life and in holding yourself accountable in the fight against pride? Who can assist you in becoming humble? (Jesus! Our Lord’s words in John 15:5 remind us that we are powerless without Him.
Friend: Drive Time
Play a game of “Spot the Lie.” Advertisements, advertisements, storefronts, and other forms of marketing are all around us, attempting to persuade us to put ourselves first. Try to be the first one to notice something that tells the lie that “it’s all about you” when you’re reading, on social media, or watching entertainment with your family this week as you go about your daily activities.
Take a look at Philippians 2:9-11. According to the Bible, one day everyone will bend their heads in reverence to the name of Jesus and proclaim His glory. We are not required to wait till then! Take a moment right now to thank Jesus for being the ultimate example of humility in the world.
If you want to practice the memory verse with your family this week, choose one of the choices listed below. Make a note of it on your bathroom mirror with wipe-off markers. Practice the poem in “popcorn style,” in which each family member says one word at a time until the full stanza has been said. You may make up your own hand movements to assist you recall what you’re reading. Create an index card and have everyone take turns reading it before dinner.
Thank God for Christ’s humility, for we could not have been rescued if it had not been for it. Solicit His guidance in any areas of your life where you are hindering your ability to be obedient. In your prayer, ask Him to grant you the humility to follow in Christ’s footsteps.
HUMILITY is the divine character characteristic that we will be discussing next week as we conclude the month of May. We will see that being humble allows us to respond appropriately to sin.
How Jesus Modeled Humility
“To view the manifestation of His splendor is to behold One so lofty (transcendence) who descended so low (condescension) in order to bring us so close (redemption) because we are so beloved to Him” (Bride). Because of his intense desire to collaborate with us, the Most High God stooped to such considerable lengths. “We are awed by His might, humbled by His humility, and filled with confidence as a result of His love.” Mike Bickle is credited with inventing the phrase. Greetings, intercessors For us to be people of prayer, we need to cultivate the humility of Jesus through walking with him.
- Perhaps His most distinguishing feature was his ability to communicate effectively.
- “He has the likeness of the incomprehensible God” (Colossians 1:15).
- His humility was most clearly demonstrated when He took on human flesh and died on the cross.
- He was pleased to be seen as ordinary and did not aspire to be regarded as exceptional.
- It’s a scary thought.
- Jesus was a man of lowliness of spirit.
- Jesus takes up a position in which everyone had completely misjudged Him and His powers before Him.
It’s simple for us to claim that we’re humble and broken until the actual test comes along and we’re forced to face our own depravity.
We have an emotional reaction and don’t like it.
However, throughout His earthly existence, Jesus was reduced to nothingness, and He provides us with His example so that we may follow in His footsteps.
In order to simply do a mission on earth, Jesus did not put on humility.
As we come to appreciate His humility, we should be filled with adoration, inspiration, and confidence in ourselves.
One of my first memories from the mission field is of a particular incident.
The ship’s name was Doulos, and it was built in Greece.
For all I know, it hadn’t yet dawned on me what that word would come to imply in the context of actual experience.
Upon our arrival, we were surprised to see that we had been allocated to “excellent” occupations, like cleaning toilets, chipping paint, washing dishes, and other such high-ranking tasks.
In South America, I recall some of the first difficulties I had as we continued to serve food over and over again with no apparent respite.
At the time, it was extremely exhausting; however, the problem with having a low-level job is that others will actually treat you as such, which didn’t feel very good at the time.
Working in the dining room, on the other hand, had a significant impact on my life.
When he saw me, he exclaimed, “What in the world are you doing here?” with astonishment.
Nonetheless, by that point, I had gained a significant amount of victory in my heart, and I enthusiastically informed him of my newfound understanding of humility and how to be a servant.
A couple of years later, I was on a mission trip to our mission base in England with our team.
To my complete surprise, there was one of my Bible school classmates behind the counter, doing dishes.
He looked at me with a sly grin.
God is gracious to the humble, and He despises those who are proud.
We must learn to embrace this most important lesson and to dress ourselves in this noble garment if we are to achieve success.
When Jesus stripped off his robe and girded himself with a towel, and then washed His disciple’s feet, he demonstrated his fundamental identity (John 13).
We read the following in Matthew 20:26-28: “This is not the case with you.
Hundreds of passengers lost their lives as they were thrown into the icy waters.
Human stubbornness and pride was the cause of the problem.
They were aware of one another’s ship nearby, but neither captain wanted to give way to the other.
So they collided and hundreds of passengers died as a result.
Intercession is not a recognized occupation.
It’s hidden—nobody knows about our hours in the prayer room.
You begin to taste something very important about Jesus, and you see your own lack—your pride and sin.
We all want to be important, but it’s more important to be nice.
We must do the same and learn to embrace the cross.
He was obedient and God lifted Him high and honored Him.
Philippians 2:8-11says:”Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth,andthatevery tongue should confess that JesusChrist isLord, to the glory of God the Father.” God puts a high price on humility of heart.
- “For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted” -(Luke 14:11).
- Humility is at the foundation of what God is, does, and blesses forever.
- He pursued meekness and stooped so low for each of us.
- Let’s learn to walk in humility and daily cloth ourselves with the beauty of lowliness.
- (James 4:6).
- His whole life was ordered around the attribute of meekness.
- From the moment He was born the Father was contemplating His own humility in the person of His Son.
Anyone who truly looks upon the man Christ Jesus and His meekness will be left staring at the great mystery. How can One so strong be so tender as He stoops so low? Looking upon Jesus is the great sanctifier to areas of pride and anger in the human heart.” -Allen Hood
Jesus’ Example of Humility
“I established a template for you, which you should follow in the same way that I did to you.” — JOHN 13:15, verses 1 and 2. On the final night of his earthly life, Jesus taught his apostles an object lesson. What was it, and what did he teach them? It is the last night of Jesus’ earthly life, and he spends it with his apostles in the upper chamber of a home in Jerusalem, where he would be crucified the next day. The evening meal is in progress when Jesus rises from his seat and removes his outer clothes from his person.
- Then he fills a basin with water and proceeds to wash the feet of the disciples before drying them off with a towel, as shown in the picture.
- What motivated Jesus to undertake such a selfless deed?
- 2 As Jesus himself put it, “Do you realize what I have done to you?” You should wash the feet of one another, as I did, despite the fact that I am your Lord and Teacher.
- 3.(a) How did Jesus emphasize the necessity of humility on two separate occasions?
- 3 When Jesus washed the apostles’ feet, it was not the first time he had emphasized the need of humility in his teachings.
In fact, he who conducts himself in the manner of the least important among you is the most important of all.” (9:46-48) (Luke 9:46-48) Recognizing that the Pharisees desired to be elevated, Jesus declared later in his ministry, “Everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.” (See also Luke 14:11) Without a doubt, Jesus desires his disciples to be humble, that is, to have a lowly state of mind and to be devoid of conceit and arrogance.
Let us thoroughly analyze his example of humility with the goal of following in his footsteps.
“I DID NOT TURN IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION”
4.In what ways did God’s only-begotten Son demonstrate humility throughout his prehuman life? 4 Even before Jesus set foot on the world, God’s only begotten Son exhibited humility. Jesus spent an unimaginable number of years in the presence of his heavenly Father during his prehuman life. According to the book of Isaiah, the Son’s intimate relationship with his Father was reflected in this statement: “The Sovereign Lord Jehovah himself has given me the language of the learned ones, that I may know how to answer the exhausted one with a word.” He awakens my ear to hear like the taught ones, one morning at a time, as he awakens his own.
- The fact is that I did not go in the opposite way.” (See also Isa.
- He was ready and willing to learn from the genuine God and to share his knowledge with others.
- 5.How did Jesus, in his function as Michael the Archangel, give an example of humility and modesty in his dealings with the Devil?
- When faced with attributes that are diametrically opposed to humility — such as self-importance and pride— the angel who became Satan the Devil allowed himself to be swayed by them, and as a result rebelled against Jehovah and became Satan the Devil.
- While acting in his capacity as Michael the archangel, Jesus did not go beyond his power when he had a “dispute with the Devil about Moses’ body.” God’s Son, on the other hand, exhibited humility and modesty.
- — Read the ninth chapter of Jude.
- 6 In addition to the prophesies that foretold the details of Jesus’ sojourn on earth as the Messiah, there is no doubt that Jesus studied many other things during his prehuman existence.
- Despite this, Jesus agreed to take on the mission of living on earth and dying as the foretold Messiah.
- The apostle Paul stated, “Although he was existing in God’s form, he gave no concern to a seizure, namely, that he might be equal to God.” This was meant to emphasize the humility of God’s only-begotten Son.
Not at all. He just empty himself and assume the shape of a slave, and he came to be in the likeness of humanity.” — Philippians 2:6, 7.
AS A HUMAN, “HE HUMBLED HIMSELF”
What are the ramifications of Jesus’ example of humility for us? Seventh and eighth, in what ways did Jesus demonstrate humility during his upbringing and earthly ministry? 7 In Paul’s words, “when he discovered himself in fashion as a man,” “he humbled himself and became submissive to the point of death, yes, death on a torture stick.” (Philippians 2:8) From his earliest years, Jesus set an example of humility for us to follow. Joseph and Mary were inadequate parents, yet Jesus humbly “remain subject to them” despite the fact that he was reared by them.
- 8 As an adult, Jesus exemplified humility by prioritizing the accomplishment of Jehovah’s will over his own desires.
- Jesus also lived in accordance with the teachings he gave concerning Jehovah.
- He himself was a person who lived in this manner.
- — John 5:19 (KJV).
- 9 Isaiah wrote in a prophetic vision about the Messiah, saying, “Be exceedingly glad, O daughter of Zion.” O daughter of Jerusalem, let out a triumphant cry.
- Your king himself has arrived to see you.
In addition to spreading their outer clothing, the throng also dispersed tree branches across the road.
Even after receiving public recognition as King, Jesus maintained his modest demeanor.
10.What was demonstrated by Jesus’ willing obedience all the way to the point of death?
As a result, he demonstrated beyond any reasonable question that mankind can remain faithful to Jehovah even when challenged to the limit.
(Job 1:9-11; Job 2:4; Job 3:9) The absolute integrity of Christ’s life also served to affirm the rightfulness and righteousness of Jehovah’s supreme authority over all of creation.
—Read Proverbs 27:11 for more information.
11 Jesus, via his death on a torture stake, also paid the ransom price for all of humanity.
20:28; Luke 20:29) This gave an opportunity for sinful beings to live eternally, as well as satisfying the requirements of righteousness in the process.
(See Romans 5:18) The death of Jesus opened the door to the possibility of perpetual life in heaven for spirit-anointed Christians, as well as the possibility of everlasting life on earth for the “other sheep.” — John 10:16; Romans 8:16, 17. — Romans 8:16, 17.
I AM “LOWLY IN HEART”
What are the benefits of following Jesus’ example of humility? Seventh and eighth, in what ways did Jesus demonstrate humility throughout his upbringing and earthly ministry? 7 In Paul’s words, “when he discovered himself in fashion as a man,” “he humbled himself and became submissive to the point of death, yes, death on a torture stick,” Philippians 2:8 – “I am not ashamed of you.” Christ’s humility was evident from his early boyhood onward. Joseph and Mary were flawed parents, yet Jesus modestly “continued to be subservient to them” despite his upbringing.
- Wow, what a wonderful role model for children, who will be rewarded by God as a result of their eager submission to their parents!
- Jesus said this in John 4:34.
- As a result of what he taught about Jehovah, Jesus lived his life in accordance with it.
- That was his own way of life.
- In the book of John, verse 19, we read: 9.What prophecy did Zechariah make about the Messiah, and how was this fulfilled by Jesus, are both important questions.
- O daughter of Jerusalem, let out a triumphant cry!
A visit from your king has been made to you.
In addition to spreading their outer clothing, the throng also stretched tree branches across the road.
Jesus maintained his humility even after receiving public recognition as King.
10 When it came to his earthly ministry, Jesus Christ’s humility and obedience ended in his execution on a mocking stake.
Satan was also proven wrong when he asserted that mankind serve Jehovah for selfish purposes, as demonstrated by Jesus.
When Jehovah saw his lowly Son’s unwavering allegiance, there was no doubt that he was overjoyed.
Which of the following opportunities did Jesus Christ’s ransom sacrifice provide for believing humanity?
(Matthew 20:28; Luke 20:29) In addition to providing a possibility for sinful humanity to live eternally, it also met the requirements of justice.
As a result of Jesus’ death, the possibility of immortal life in heaven for spirit-anointed Christians and of everlasting life on earth for the “other sheep” became a reality for the first time. Paul writes in Romans 8:16 and 17 that he is not a liar.
“WHOEVER HUMBLES HIMSELF WILL BE EXALTED”
14.In what ways has Jesus’ course of humility been advantageous? 14 The life of Jesus Christ, which is characterized by humility, is a source of joy and is extremely useful. As he watched his beloved Son meekly submit himself to the divine will, Jehovah was filled with joy. Jesus’ calm demeanor and lowliness of spirit were a breath of fresh air for the apostles and disciples. It was his example, his teachings, and his heartfelt praise that encouraged them to make spiritual development. The common people profited from Jesus’ humility since they were the receivers of his assistance, teachings, and encouragement as a result of his humility.
How did Jesus gain from his humility?
15 What about Jesus, do you think?
“Whoever humbles himself will be exalted,” Jesus promised his disciples, and this is exactly what happened.
“God exalted Jesus to a superior position and graciously bestowed upon him the name that is above every other name, so that in the name of Jesus every knee should bow of those in heaven, those on earth, and those beneath the earth, and every tongue should openly acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father,” Paul explains.
— Philippians 2:9-11.
JESUS WILL “RIDE IN THE CAUSE OF TRUTH AND HUMILITY”
16.What evidence do you have that God’s Son will continue to conduct himself in a humble manner? 16 The acts of the Son of God will be characterized by humility throughout the foreseeable future. The psalmist predicted how Jesus would act against His adversaries from His elevated heavenly position, singing: “Ride in the cause of truth, humility, and righteousness; in your grandeur march on to victory.” (See Psalm 45:4) At Armageddon, Jesus Christ will be riding in the cause of humility alongside truth and righteousness, among other things.
- Is he going to show some humility?
- (a) Why is it vital for Jehovah’s servants to model their behavior after Jesus’ example of humbleness?
- Will we follow in the footsteps of our Exemplar and show genuine humility in our dealings with others?
- Because of the cause for which he is fighting, he will only save those who are humble and upright in their hearts.
- Furthermore, just as Jesus Christ’s life course of humility resulted in advantages for him and others, our demonstrating humility will result in benefits in a variety of ways for us.
18 What factors might assist us in following Jesus’ example of humility? How can we make an effort to be humble in the face of adversity and difficulty? These are the kinds of questions that will be addressed in the next essay.
Humility in the Life of Jesus, Humility, Andrew Murray, Christian Classics books at BibleStudyTools.com
JESUS’ HUMILITY IS THE THIRD THING. As a servant, I am in the middle of you,” says the servant. —lukexxti. No. 26 The inner life of our Lord, as revealed in the Gospel of John, is made available to us. Throughout the Gospels, Jesus talks repeatedly of His relationship with the Father, of the reasons that motivate Him, and of his awareness of the force and spirit with which He works. Despite the fact that the term humble does not appear, we will find no other place in Scripture where we will be able to discern so clearly what His humility consisted of.
- The person of Jesus, both as the Son of God in heaven and as a human being on earth, will demonstrate to us how He took the place of complete subjection and accorded God the honor and glory that are due to Him.
- It is the exact spirit of what Christ says about His relationship with the Father that Paul expresses his relationship with Christ in the form of thenot/.
“I do not speak from Myself when I say the things that I do” (John xiv.
It is not “Mine” to speak the words that you hear (John xiv.
These words open our eyes to the most fundamental aspects of Christ’s life and activity.
They demonstrate how Christ valued the condition of mind that enabled Him to be recognized as the Son of the Father.
It goes like this: He was nothing so that God could be everything.
It is not I; I am nothing; I have given Myself over to the Father to work; I am nothing, the Father is everything.
Christ discovered that this life of complete self-abnegation, of complete subjection to and dependence upon the will of the Father, was a life of perfect peace and joy for him.
God rewarded him for his faith by doing everything for him, and then elevated him to His own righthand in glory.
In its simplest form, his humility consisted in his willingness to commit himself to God and allow Him to work in him as He saw fit, regardless of what others would say or do to him.
It is in order to lead us to this disposition that we are made participants in Christ’s death and resurrection.
We are able to be all because of God because of this, which is above and before everything, in which the conformity to Jesus depends, the being and doing nothing on our own.
It is precisely because this is not grasped or sought for that our humility is so shallow and fragile in comparison.
The place where true humility finds its source and strength is in the recognition that it is God who works all things, that our place is to yield to Him in complete resignation and dependence, and that our place is to be and do nothing of ourselves is in the knowledge that it is God who works all things.
- Because it is the indwelling Christ who will live in us this life, meek and lowly, if we feel that this life is too lofty for us and beyond our reach, it must but the more encourage us to seek it in Him.
- In the meantime, let us seek the holy secret of the knowledge of God It is the recognition that we have nothing except what we get that is at the heart of all virtue and grace, as well as all faith and legitimate worship, that we bend in deepest humility to wait upon God for it.
- He saw himself to be the Servant of God for the men whom God had created and loved; as a logical result, He considered himself to be the Servant of mankind, in order for God to be able to carry out His work of love through Him.
- His entire spirit reflected a life that had been surrendered to God’s will for it.
- Do you have humility on your person, brother?
- Inquire of Jesus.
Inquire with the rest of the world. And begin to give thanks to God for opening up to you in Jesus a heavenly humility that you have probably never experienced before, and for allowing a heavenly blessedness that you may have never experienced before to come into your life through Jesus.
The Humility of Christ
(3) JESUS’ HUMBLENESS IN EVERYTHING. As a servant, I am in the middle of you,” he says. Lukxxti. No. 26. The inner life of our Lord is made available to us in the Gospel of John. It is common for Jesus to talk of His relationship with His Father, of the reasons that lead Him, and of his awareness of the force and spirit with which He operates. In spite of the fact that the term “humble” does not appear, we will never perceive so plainly in Scripture what His humility consisted of. This grace, as we have previously shown, is in reality nothing more or less than the creature’s simple willingness to let God be all in all, in virtue of which it surrenders itself entirely to God’s activity alone.
- As a result of His teachings, He found himself to be loyal to them: “He who humbleth himself shall be exalted.” In the words of the Bible, “He humbled himself, and as a result, God exalted Him greatly.
- It is the same spirit of what Christ says about His relationship with the Father that Paul expresses his relationship with Christ in the word /thenot/ Nothing that the Son can achieve is of his own doing (John v.
- In my own right, I am unable to achieve anything.
“I do not talk from Myself when I say things” (John xiv.
It is not “Mine” to speak the words that you are hearing (John xiv.
Our understanding of Christ’s life and ministry is opened up by these remarks.
This demonstrates what Christ considered to be the condition of mind that qualified Him to be called the Son of the Father by God the Father.
It goes something like this: He was nothing so that God may be everything to everyone.
It is not I; I am nothing; I have turned Myself up to the Father to work; I am nothing, the Father is everything.
Christ discovered that this life of complete self-abnegation, of complete surrender to and dependence upon the will of the Father, was a life of perfect peace and joy for himself.
God reciprocated his faith by accomplishing everything for him and elevating him to the position at His own right hand in glory.
In its simplest form, his humility consisted in his willingness to abandon himself to God and allow Him to work in him as He saw fit, regardless of what others would say or do about him.
We are made partakers of Christ in order to bring us to this point of temperament.
That God may be everything is found in this, above and beyond all else, in which the conformity to Jesus depends, in which we are and do nothing of ourselves.
That our humility is so shallow and frail is due to the fact that it is not understood or sought after.
The place where true humility finds its source and strength is in the recognition that it is God who works all things, that our place is to yield to Him in complete resignation and dependence, and that our place is to be and do nothing of ourselves is to yield to Him in complete resignation and dependence.
Because it is the indwelling Christ who will live in us this life, meek and lowly, if we believe that this life is too lofty for us and beyond our reach, it must but the more encourage us to seek it in Him.
For it was because His humility was not simply a fleeting sensation which became active when He thought of God, but was also the very spirit of His entire life that He could be equally modest in His dealings with others as He was in His dealings with God.
The idea of pursuing His own dignity or using his authority to defend himself never crossed his mind.
Not until Christians study the humility of Jesus as the very essence of His redemption, as the very blessedness of the life of the Son of God, and as the only true relation to the Father, and as the only thing Jesus must give us if we are to have any part with Him, that the terrible lack of actual, heavenly, manifest humility will become a burden and a sorrow, and our ordinary religion will be set aside to secure this, the first and chief of the marks of the Chrisitan way of life.
Do you have humility on your person, Brother?
Consult with your acquaintances for advice.
Inquire with the rest of the universe. And begin to give thanks to God for opening up to you in Jesus a heavenly humility that you have probably never experienced before, and for allowing a heavenly blessedness that you may have never experienced before to come into your life through Jesus.
Greetings, heavenly Father. As I ponder the humility that Christ exhibited when He departed the realm of eternal glory, I am completely dumbfounded. Your kindness and love overwhelm me when I consider that He was created in the likeness of a man, died on a cross, and rose again for my benefit. It is possible that I might have stayed lost and unsaved if Christ had not been ready to lay down His glory and come to earth in the form of a man. Dear Father, thank You very much for sending Your Son – and for the example that Christ has given for me and all Christians to nurture the attribute of humility as a manifestation of Your love in our daily lives.
In my confession, I acknowledge that Almighty God, clothed in glorious splendor from eons past, descended to this world to suffer a horrific death on the Cross in order to secure my eternal salvation. This needed a level of humility that I could never grasp, yet it was precisely for this reason that Jesus came. Jesus now sits at the right hand of the Father, resplendent in magnificence beyond human comprehension — but His humility, consistency, and consistency remain intact, consistent, and unchangeable.
I admit that I am surrendering to the Holy Spirit’s work in order to bring about the same Christ-like humility in my own life as he has done in others.
QUESTIONSFOR YOU TO CONSIDER
- What was the most important thing you took away from today’s Sparkling Gem? Had you ever contemplated the extreme humility it took for God to take on the form of a Man and die on a cross? What does this mean to you now that you’ve thought about it for a while
- How does your lack of humility manifest itself in your life? When it comes to developing this Christ-like feature in your life, what methods can you collaborate with the Holy Spirit to make that happen? As you pray, invite the Holy Spirit to come and use His transforming power to uncover and eradicate any attitude in your heart that offends Him since pride is at its base
Six manifestations of humility
A preacher was concerned about multiple instances of pride in his life that occurred just after the beginning of the twentieth century. He had the impression that he was overwhelmed by pride, and as an antidote, he attempted to engage in certain acts of exceptional humility. For example, he decided to create a sandwich board that described the gospel and then spend a day walking about in the downtown area of a big city while wearing the advertisement. He had anticipated receiving a large number of criticizing and angry remarks, and he had not been disappointed.
Pride appears to be ever-present, while humility appears to be always distant.
According to James, the following are six signs of humility :
- God accepts the modest man’s submission (v. 7a). The self-righteous guy behaves as if gratifying his fleshly and worldly cravings (v. 4) is his legal right to do so. The humble man is the one who finds satisfaction in submitting his will to the sovereign will of God and willingly obeying Him
- The humble man rejects sin and temptation
- And the humble man is the one who seeks to please God above all else (v. 7b). He understands that sin is damaging, and he is committed to doing everything in his power to combat sin and its numerous temptations. The humble man understands that it is in his best interests to keep as far away from evil and temptation as he possibly can. He does not flirt with vice or consider the possibility of wrongdoing in his mind since he is well aware of his own fleshly proclivity to fall short of his goals. The proud man, on the other hand, believes he is capable of withstanding any temptation and is unafraid to engage in activities and thoughts that he rationalizes as “liberty,” despite the warning that such indulgences make him God’s enemy (v. 4)
- The humble man, on the other hand, desires God’s favor and seeks to please God (v. 8a). He longs to be with God and to bask in the warmth and blessing of God’s presence and benediction. He is willing to go to any length and give up anything in order to get closer to God. The conceited man may likewise claim that he want God, but he desires God on his terms. In The Screwtape Letters, C. S. Lewis forewarned us that he desired “God and.” He desires God, but he also desires what he desires
- The humble man acknowledges his fault and repents (v. 8b). The humble man is ready to own his mistakes, both to God and to his fellow man, saying, “I was wrong.please forgive me.” He realizes that the issues in his life are internal, and that they are the product of his own faults and fleshly cravings, and he is quick to seek the repairing grace of God’s forgiveness for these transgressions. The self-righteous guy rationalizes, justifies, and even overlooks his transgression. He feels that his difficulties are the result of the misdeeds of others against him, and as a result, he is unaware of God’s forgiveness for him. The humble guy is distressed by his transgression. The more the humble man grows older, the more he notices the proclivity for sin in his own flesh, which makes him sad (cf. Mt. 5:3ff). Because of his wrongdoing, he is broken-hearted, and it is in that sadness that he looks to God for solace
- The humble man is filled with joy as a result of God’s offer of forgiveness and comfort (v. 9b). It is the humility of the man who knows that pain over sin will culminate in joy with Christ and that delight in material wealth will not only bring disappointment, but also an eternity of darkness and sadness