Advent Day 3: Humility and Greatness

Posted on December 5, 2017 at 8:09 pm,

So far in our Advent series, we’ve talked about how God became a human being. Let’s continue on that theme. One of the early Christian leaders, a man called Paul, wrote this about Jesus:

In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death – even death on a cross!

In this passage we learn that, whilst God can obviously do anything He wants, sometimes there is a cost. For Jesus becoming human meant becoming a servant and, ultimately, suffering the most painful method of execution humanity has ever come up with.

But it also serves as the ultimate example of humility. That he chose to give up the full status of being God for our sake tells us a lot about God, and sets us an awesome example.

Sadly, I don’t think I really have the words to express this. So I’ll share a video of the words of somebody more eloquent expressing what I want to say here.

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