‘Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: but made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: and being found in the fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.’

There are two things or attributes we can learn from Jesus in this passage: obedience and humility

What is Obedience?

 Obedience is the attitude of the heart to the highest order. It comes from the heart

Obedience is not legalism; which place the law above the maker of the law, and it is not conformity; which is the act of being in line because of consequences.

If one have to love God, he or she have to be obedient (John 14:15).

What is humility?

Humility is the quality of not thinking that one is better than others. Paul pointed it out in Romans 12:3. Other passages are Phil. 2:3, 1Sam.2:3, 11:2.

Our greatest role model is Jesus Christ; as we can see it in Phil.2:5-8 and Heb.5:8

If we yield to taking the step,

  • You will be blessed (Deut. 11:13-15)
  • God will exalt you. (Phil. 2:9, 1Pet.5:6)

Some quotable quotes

“To be humble to your SUPERIOR is duty, to your EQUAL is courtesy, and to your INFERIOR it’s nobleness.”_ Benjamin Franklin

“He who is humble is confident and wise, he who brag is insecure and lacking.”_ Lisa Edmondson

“No one is beyond dishonor, unless you bend below it.”_ Pastor G.O. Lagunju

Humility and God’s Wisdom

“A truly humble man is sensible of his natural distance from God, of his dependence on Him; of the insufficiency of his own power and wisdom; and that it is by God’s power that he is upheld and provided for; and that he needs God’s wisdom to lead and guide him, and His might to enable him to do what he ought to do for Him.” _ Jonathan Edward


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