"5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: 6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: 7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: 8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross." Philippians 2:5-8
What was Jesus’s secret? Paul says he “took upon him the form of a servant” and “he humbled himself’. (Philippians 2) The sinless Lamb of God who could, at any time, call an army of angels to rescue Him instead was willingly crushed on the cross so we could enter into a relationship with Him.
It is not that Jesus never thought of himself; false humility claims we never think of ourselves. Jesus’s humility was genuine; He thought of others before He thought about Himself.
We are called to serve Jesus; we are called to serve others; then we are called to take care of ourselves – in that order. Let’s wash one another’s feet and lay down our lives for each other.
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