Thursday, March 31, 2016

Your attitude should . . .

Your attitude should . . . 

Humility is easy when you already feel inferior to others. 

But what about those times when 
- let's be honest -
you are superior, smarter, stronger, more mature...? 

Its not as easy to serve "underlings". 
Is it? 

See that theme played out here in Paul's letter from jail to a church:

"Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus:
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.
And being found in appearance as a man,
he humbled himself and became obedient to death
 even death on a cross!

Philippians 2:5-8 ~ NIV ~

No one has ever stooped down as far as Jesus did. 
No One! 
God becomes a man - a servant 
- one willing to die as a condemned criminal for our sins.

He humbled Himself to serve others & honor God. 
He calls on us to do the same - humbly reach down. 

In reality, this is not usually very far down for us,
& probably more of a horizontal reach. 

So, what's your attitude? 

Haughty or humbly helping those in need?
Arrogant or assisting those around you? 

We do recall - do we not -
that we are certainly not better than Jesus, 
God's suffering Servant? 

 Kerry S. Doyal
Making disciples of Jesus
who love God & others
by living & sharing His truth

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