Wednesday, October 13, 2010
We Are Nothing; He is All.
“Who being in very nature God,
Did not consider equality with God something to be grasped,
but made himself nothing,
taking the very nature of a servant,
being made in human likeness.” Philippians 2:67
Some people want to be known for a certain thing. They desire to be remembered for being outstanding in their field of endeavor. It is their goal to do things in order for people to know their names.
Paul writes about Jesus and how he gave up who He was the Son of God to become one of us, to serve God and to benefit us.
He tells us Jesus became nothing. He came as a baby-born to a young girl, cared for by a carpenter. God chose this set of circumstances for His Son instead of sending Him into this world as the King He is.
We don’t fully understand God’s reasons for having Jesus come into our world in this way. Jesus set aside His claim to glory and power in order to be with us, to teach us of the Father and the Kingdom.
As children of God, we sometimes get in the way of what He does in our lives and the lives of others. We want to place our mark on all things. When we do this we communicate the wrong idea. The ministries promoting God belong to Him; we should be open to His leading in our working for Him and in our personal lives.