We learn in today’s scripture that Paul charges those in authority – those with status to lose – to humble themselves and exhibit the good news of the gospel to those who are most vulnerable. Christ emptied himself of his divine status to stand in solidarity with those who have nothing. Christ’s act of humility led to salvation and freedom for all. We sometimes fail to understand that humility is at the CORE of who Jesus is; so it must be at the CORE of who we are! Let us be clear about humility. Humility is not about being nice; it is not being weak; it is not being polite. Understanding and embracing humility (seeking out the interests of others over ourselves) is about getting IN touch with Jesus as described in Philippians. What does this mean for us? It means: I have no righteousness of my own (we go down—I deserve to be lost—Lord Save me) then the moment we go down we are adopted, God welcomes us, we are saved and we go UP! We must do what Jesus did OR we will go out to GET love instead of to GIVE it. We don’t become humble by trying harder, but by being more IN Christ. God Loves Ya;)
totally Love this! Thank You!