Yesterday, we discussed the challenge of humility and selflessness the Word of God charges us with. We also found that, simply by reason of human nature, rising to such an occasion definitely takes us out of our comfort zone. How can a man — in what society would deem good conscious — take more care for his neighbor than for himself? We can only attain such heights of character by modeling the example our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, set before us. This brings us to our key text coming out of Philippians 2:5 –8 (KJV). The Word of the Lord reads:
5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: 6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: 7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: 8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
The only way to effectively break the habits of pride and selfishness is to renew our minds — trade in our human mind for that of Christ. Jesus was humble enough to accept the physical demotion of being incarcerated in flesh. Jesus was selfless enough to not only step down from His throne to serve but even give His life for undeserving filthy sinners. If Jesus — the King of kings and Lord of lords — was willing to take several steps down in exhibition of selflessness and humility, surely we as humans whom are restricted to one level can do the same.
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