THE HUMBLE SERVANT
Humble Servant – True Humility
Jesus gave us the greatest example of what it means to be a truly humble servant:
“Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death—even death on a cross!” 5 Have this same attitude in yourselves which was in Christ Jesus [look to Him as your example in selfless humility]. Phil. 2:5
It is difficult for our earthly minds to comprehend what heaven is like. It is even more difficult to understand that Jesus, Himself, as God has existed eternally with the Father and the Spirit. He is the Logos, the Word. In Genesis, He was the Word that created all things. 1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2He was with God in the beginning. 3Through Him all things were made; without Him nothing was made that has been made.” John 1:1-3.
There are several key characteristics of Jesus Christ, however, are (1) Christ has always existed with God; (2) Christ is equal to God because He is God (John 1:1); (3) Though Christ is God, He became a man in order to fulfill God’s plan of Salvation for all people; (4) Christ did not just have the appearance of being a man—He actually became human to identify with our sins; (5) Christ voluntarily laid aside His Divine rights and privileges out of love for His Father; (6) Christ died on the Cross for our sins so we wouldn’t have to face eternal death; (7) God glorified Christ because of His obedience; (8) God raised Christ to His original position at the Father’s right hand, where He will reign forever as our Lord ad Judge. How can we do anything less than praise Christ as our Lord and dedicate ourselves to His service!
Jesus “humbled Himself, and became obedient to death — even death on a cross.” In the generations following Jesus, the symbol of the cross became respected and even reverenced. But as the great old hymn proclaims, to the early church the cross was “a symbol of suffering and shame.” It was the means of a torturous and humiliating public execution and always meant death to the person who took it up. Jesus took up His cross as a servant. His death was not for Himself but for those He came to serve, namely sinners. Jesus told His disciples in.
~If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.
REMINDER: THE HUMBLE SERVANT!!!!
Love you and the Blessings of God be upon you
Prophetess Dr. Eleanor Nichols
“A WILLING VESSEL for THE LORD”