He Humbled Himself
Jesus humbled himself.
If we are to be like Him we will have to forsake the way of pride and choose humility.
He chose a stable instead of a palace.
He chose swaddling clothes instead of costly garments.
He chose a poor family instead of royalty.
He chose shepherds as His first visitors instead of princes.
He chose humble men to be his disciples instead of an honor guard.
He washed the feet of His disciples when they were arguing over who should be the greatest in the kingdom.
He chose the cross in order to purchase salvation for all who believe.
D. L. Moody said: “A man can counterfeit love, he can counterfeit faith, he can counterfeit hope and all the other graces, but it is very difficult to counterfeit humility. You soon detect mock humility. There is an old saying that as the tares and the wheat grow they show which God has blessed. The ears that God has blessed bow their heads and acknowledge every grain, and the more fruitful they are the lower their heads are bowed. The tares lift up their heads erect, high above the wheat, but they are only fruitful of evil. If we can get down low enough, God will use us to His glory.”
Andrew Murray wrote: “Just as water seeks to fill the lowest places, so God fills you with His glory and power when He finds you empty and abased.”
Let us get low enough for God to bless.