Monday, May 18, 2020

"Humility by Obedience"

“Humility by Obedience”

Make your own attitude that of Christ Jesus.  He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death---even to death on a cross.    Philippians 2:5,8

The Apostle Paul, in his letter to the Philippian believers, asked that they would have the same attitude of Christ Jesus.  And you might ask:  What is the ATTITUDE of Christ Jesus?”  So, we are going to look at some of our Lord’s attributes that make Him, who He is. 

First, verse seven, tells us that; “He emptied Himself by assuming the form of a slave, taking on the likeness of men.”  This word “emptied” means that He made Himself NOTHING, and became a MAN.  He, even though He was God in the FLESH, did NOT consider Himself EQUAL with God, the King of Glory. He did not use His DEITY as something to use for His own ADVANTAGE.  He HUMBLED Himself to the lowest form of humanity, in the eyes of mankind, and He became a SERVANT, by taking on the very NATURE of a LOWLY SERVANT.   He, who is KING of Kings and LORD or Lords, became a POOR SERVANT. 

He who was EVERY BIT GOD, was also EVERY BIT MAN, but He was different in the aspect that He was SINLESS.  He, who knew NO SIN, became SIN, in order for MANKIND to have SALVATION and an ETERNAL HOME in Heaven, with ALL its BLESSINGS.

Jesus Christ, was truly MAN in other areas.  He experienced pain, anger, happiness, sleeplessness, hunger, all forms of discomfort.  Yet He HUMBLED Himself, by being OBEDIENT to the point of DEATH, and not from natural causes, but from the MOST DESPICABLE form of death---even DEATH on a cross!  This form of punishment, was for the WORST criminals, yet, Christ went WILLINGLY to the CROSS, in order for ALL MANKIND to have ETERNAL LIFE in HEAVEN.  

We, who are TRUE BELIEVERS, need to have the SAME ATTITUDE of CHRIST, and be HUMBLED by our OBEDIENCE to our HEAVENLY FATHER, WILLINGLY doing ALL that He wants us to do. FOLLOWING His Word, and LIVING by His SPIRIT, and NOT by the FLESH.  Are you HUMBLED because of your OBEDIENCE to Father God?  

If you have NOT given your HEART and LIFE to God, then you are NOT FOLLOWING His SON, and you will NOT INHERIT an ETERNITY in HEAVEN. But your destiny is an ETERNITY in HELL, with ALL its HORRORS and NO WAY to ESCAPE, after your there.  But IF you WILL HUMBLE yourself by being OBEDIENT to God’s Word, and TURN AWAY FROM your sinful lifestyle and TURN TO GOD, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART. And CONFESS your sins to Him, and ask Him for His FORGIVENESS.  Then BELIEVE, with ALL your HEART, that JESUS died for YOU, and that He is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God.  And ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and HUMBLE yourself by your OBEDIENCE, you will receive an ETERNITY in HEAVEN.  Do this NOW, while you still can.  He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!

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