Humility- the key to serving God.

Philippians 2:5-6 says, “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”.

As we approach Christmas, I am reminded of the greatest blessing the Father gave to us, Jesus Christ. Jesus was fully God and fully human at the same time. It is a hard concept to grasp but that is the truth. Yet when Jesus lived His life on Earth, He humbled Himself and stooped low to meet with people right where they were.

He could have walked and carried Himself as the King of kings for that’s who He is. He could have asserted that He was God and was to be obeyed and honoured by all those around Him because that too would have been true. However, in humility Jesus chose instead to embrace His humanity and show us a side of God we never knew existed. In humbling Himself, Jesus was able to show us that the Father loves us and does not consider us to be less than or not good enough for Him. When Jesus touched the leprous man before healing him, he was showing us that we are never too far gone or too dirty for our Father to reach out and rescue us.

We have such a fine example of how God’s Kingdom works in Jesus. It is not about asserting our rights or privileges but it is about humbling ourselves and realising that everything we are and everything we have is because of Jesus. We are told in Matthew 20:28 that Jesus came not to be served but to serve. Likewise, as we grow and mature in Christ, let us find ways that we can better serve God and others. It sure is more blessed to give than it is to receive.

When we humbly serve each other in love, only then is God revealed through us to those around us.

Have a blessed week.

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