Tuesday, April 15, 2014

No Greater Love-TuesdayTruth

but made Himself of no reputation, taking the 

form of a bondservant, and coming in the 

likeness of men. 
Philippians 2:7 

Jesus emptied himself to come to the world and save you. This was His second step down from heaven. What did He empty Himself of? Many people claim that Christ emptied Himself of His deity, but this is not true. God could never stop being God. No, He emptied Himself of His glory. He remained God, but gave up His splendor.

Jesus also became a servant. This was His third step down from heaven. Not only did the Lord lay down His splendor, but He also became a servant. Wow. How many of us get offended at the thought of serving other people? Jesus, knowing all the wrong every single person would do, still came down to be a servant; as a carpenter, working miracles, and eventually giving His life for the sins of the world. Christ knew that none of these acts of humility would compromise His position as God. When you humble yourself to serve others, that does not make you a lesser person. In Christ it makes you a greater person.

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