Imitating Christ's Humilty

Sometimes we like to think too much of ourselves. It's all about what we have done, what we have accomplished. We like to pat ourselves on the back when things are going good, not giving thanks and glory to God. Really, we are nothing, God is everything. We can't do anything without Him and through Him, all things are possible. The Bible says that if a man think of himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself. Jesus, the Son of God, one with God, divested Himself of all Deity and came down to the earth and became a servant. He set the standard. He came to serve man and to show love, kindness, and compassion. He did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but Himself nothing. The Bible says, do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility, consider others better than yourself. Jesus humiliated himself for us in His chastisement and on the cross. He did not think of Himself as being too good although He is God and because of this, God set Him on a throne, made the earth His foot stool and every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that He is Lord above all. God gave Him the name Jesus and by no other name can a man be saved. He was not ashamed of giving His life so that we could be saved. He loved us more than He loved himself. Because of his humility, we are saved. Jesus set the standard, "servant". We too should take every opportunity to serve each other, to think of others above ourselves. We should humble ourselves to become Christ like and be servants to each other. By imitating Christ's humility, we will be able to demonstrate the love of Christ to each other, believers and non-believers. This kind of love and compassion is what draws people to God, even non-believers. Jesus said "if my name be lifted up, I will draw all men unto myself". I challenge you to imitate Christ and humble yourself to someone that needs to be brought in, someone that is lost, someone that needs God and watch as your humility before them and your severance brings them to Christ. God bless you all.

Father help us to lead many to your side. Help us to increase the number of your kingdom. We ask for your strength and encouragement. Give us endurance to withstand and patience to understand. In Jesus name we pray. Amen. 
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