Topical Index of Scriptures

The Humility of Jesus

"Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who ... humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death..." Philippians 2:5, 8

What the Bible tells us: (click on the underlined verses to read them)

  • He came into the world to save us, not please himself.  Romans 15:1-3

  • He did not seek honor from men.  John 5:41-43

  • His highest priority was to do the will of His Father, and to finish His work.  John 4:31-38, 5:30, 6:37-40  12:49-50,  14:7-11   (See Christ's Obedience)

  • He knew that once His work was finished, He was going to the Father and would be glorified with the Father.  John 17:1-5, 13:1-416:5

  • He knew that before He could come in glory (See Christ's Coming), He must first suffer and be rejected.  Lk 17:24-25Jn 12:23-28

  • He endured immense suffering and hostility for the joy set before Him  (in heaven at God's throne).  Heb 12:1-3Jn 12:23-28

  • Although He deserved honor and praise on earth as God, He emptied Himself and took the form of a servant.  Php 2:5-11Lk 14:11

  • Our attitude should be like His who, after humbling himself, became obedient even to death.  Php 2:5-11  

  • His demeanor was characterized as quiet and gentle.  Is 42:1-4  (Jesus quoted this verse in Mt 12)

  • He knew and accepted God's purpose for His life.  Luke 4:18-21

  • When tempted to gratify His own needs, He chose to trust God's Word and wait for His victory.  Mt 4:1-5

  • When tempted to accept immediate earthly glory, He didn't waver from His Father's plan and purpose.   Mt 4:8-10

  • He knew He had the power to escape His suffering.  Yet, He was faithful to His purpose and did not fight back.  Mt 26:50-56,   Jn 18:7-11   (See in context:  Mt 26:36-56)

  • He accepted His suffering and death because it was for that purpose He came.  Jn 12:23-28

  • When He was oppressed and afflicted, He did not open His mouth.  Is 53:7    (See all of Isaiah 53)

  • When falsely accused, He kept silentMt 26:60-68Mt 27:11-14,  Mk 14:60-65,  Mk 15:2-5Jn 19:6-12

  • Without 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.   Is 50:5-7

  • He knew that God would help Him and that He would not ultimately be disgraced or ashamed.  Is 50:5-7

  • Despite His suffering, He was neither crushed nor disheartened as He faithfully brought forth justice.  Is 42:1-4  (He quoted this verse in Mt 12)

  • It was purely His choice to lay down His life, no one could take it from Him.   Jn 10:17-18

  • Even on the cross, He still showed compassion.  Lk 23:33-35

"Come to 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

"He said 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

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