The Humility of Jesus

It is amazing to think that God created all that we see from nothing! He is so powerful and wise in the way that he constructed everything together so perfectly! 

Paul makes a bold and powerful statement about Jesus, when he said, “He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him” (Colossians 1:15-16 ESV). 

It is crazy to think that the creator of the universe came and walked on the world that He created. Jesus experienced life in similar ways as us He made friends, He ate food, and mourned the passing of loved ones. 

But there is a big difference between us and Jesus. Jesus is God. He is the one who created the universe, yet he came and lived as a part of creation. This allowed God, the creator, to experience what it is like to be the created, even to the point of experiencing death. 

Read Philippians 2:5-11 

Philippians 2:5-11 explains that it was with great humility that Jesus was willing to come to Earth and experience the life of humanity. Jesus was so humble that He was even willing to experience death, in spite of being perfect. 

Paul challenges us in Philippians 2:3-4, “Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.”  

This is exactly what we see Jesus do.  Even though Jesus is God, we see Him be selfless, we see Him value others more then Himself. Jesus elevated the interest of others above his own interest.

We need to imitate the humility of Jesus and value others more than ourselves just like He did! 

Questions to consider or discuss with your family:

  1. What did you learn about Jesus? 
  2. What does it mean to be humble? 
  3. How does it make you feel when people are selfish? Does this motivate you to be selfless? 
  4. What can we do to make people feel special (or significant)? 
  5. Who do you know that follows Jesus’ example of Humility well? 

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