Humility of Jesus
"Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who
... humbled Himself and
obedient to the point of death..."
What the Bible
(click on the underlined verses to read them)
came into the world to save us, not please himself.
did not seek honor from men.
highest priority was to do the will of His Father, and to finish His work.
knew that once His work was finished, He was going to the Father and would be
glorified with the Father.
knew that before He could come in glory
(See Christ's Coming), He must first suffer and be rejected.
endured immense suffering and hostility for the joy set before Him (in
heaven at God's throne). Heb
He deserved honor and praise on earth as God,
Himself and took the form of a servant.
attitude should be like His who, after humbling himself, became obedient
even to death.
demeanor was characterized as quiet and gentle.
42:1-4 (Jesus quoted this verse in
knew and accepted God's purpose for His life.
to gratify His own needs, He chose to trust God's Word and wait for His victory.
to accept immediate earthly glory, He didn't waver from His Father's plan and
knew He had the power to escape His suffering. Yet, He was faithful to His
purpose and did not fight back.
He accepted His suffering and death because it was for
that purpose He came.
He was oppressed and afflicted, He did not open His mouth.
53:7 (See all of
falsely accused, He kept silent.
turning away, He gave Himself to being hit, spit upon, and having his beard
plucked. He was not rebellious and did not hide His face from shame.
that God would help Him and that He would not ultimately be disgraced or
His suffering, He was neither crushed nor disheartened as He faithfully brought
forth justice. Is
42:1-4 (He quoted this verse in
was purely His choice to lay down His life, no one could take it from
the cross, He still showed compassion.
Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly
in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy
and My burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30
to them all, 'If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny
himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me. For whoever
desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life
for My sake will save it..." Luke 9:23-24
"My grace is sufficient for you, for My
strength is made perfect in weakness." 2 Corinthians 12:9-10