“. . . but made himself nothing, taking the very nature
of a servant, being made in human likeness.” Philippians 2:7 (NIV)
“. . . made himself nothing,”
Jesus chose to not play up his heavenly position he
left for the likes of us. Could we envision it, Jesus
telling in a haughty attitude
that He was the Son of the King and He came down from heaven and all he found
were sinners, thieves, and prostitutes? I think not. Mary
“. . . the very nature of a servant” He came to Earth to save us and to serve us. God planned it for
to preach and to enlarge His Kingdom. But in order to do this, the Son took it
upon Himself to serve those who were close to Him.
God’s children should follow His example. They aren’t to bandy it about that they are Christians. His spiritual children are to let their lives and ways show it. Their beliefs will come through to those to whom they minister.
It’s the small things in life that seem to matter to people.
rewards people who band together to meet a need. A friend told a group of us
that she read a story about a small bunch of people who did an astounding deed.
The lesson that came through was “People can do anything, as long as no one
cares who gets the credit.” That’s one reason we give glory to God.
He came to Earth to save us and to serve us. God planned it for
to preach and to enlarge His Kingdom. But in order to do this the Son took it
upon Himself to serve those who came across His path. Jesus
became a servant to His followers and to us. As we emulate Him we are to learn
to serve others.