“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 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.” Philippians 2:5-11
Christmas time always makes us reflect on and remember the precious gift God gave us. His death on the Cross is the ultimate gift, but His entire life is a gift to us as well. Examining the life of Jesus shows us how to live. This passage from Philippians displays a lesson we can glean from Christ’s life. Jesus is the epitome of HUMILITY. Although He is fully God, He had no problem lowering Himself to the likeness of human kind. And because of this the Father has exalted the name of Jesus above all. God may be calling you to be more humble towards a certain person or in a certain matter. Listen to Him. Jesus was rewarded for His humility and you will be as well!