The Humility of Jesus

November 16th, 2010

One of the things I love about Jesus is the humility He showed in coming to earth and how He lived while He was here. This is stark contrast to how many famous people or people in positions of power live their lives.

Today I thought I would share some of the passages of Scripture that look at Jesus’ humility…

1. His coming to earth – In 2 Corinthians 8:9 we see that though Jesus was rich, He became poor. He gave up the glories of heaven to live amongst us.

2. His servant life – Luke 22:27 talks about Jesus being the one who served us. Mark 10:45 echoes this thought in that Jesus came to serve and not be served.

3. He did the Father’s will – Jesus tells us in John 6:38 that He didn’t come to do His own will, but the will of His heavenly Father.

4. He washed feet – John 13:4-5 says that Jesus got up during the passover meal and washed His disciples feet. The King of universe bent down to wash dirty feet.

5. He rode a donkey – Matthew 21:5, 7 looks at how Jesus rode into Jerusalem. He could have chosen a golden chariot, but He chose a donkey.

6. He died on a cross – Philippians 2:8 tells us that Jesus humbled Himself by dying on a roman cross.

Jesus was and is the King of the universe. But in humility He came to earth, lived a servant lifestyle and died on the cross. Jesus humility is a great lesson for us all.

God Bless,

Dave