Topic: Same Attitude As Christ [Wednesday, 29th Mar. 2017]
You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had. Philippians 2:5
Jesus said to His disciples in Matthew 20:27 “and whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant.” Again in Matthew 23:11, He repeated it; “but he that is greatest among you shall be your servant.” There was also a third time He said same thing but with a different analogy, using a child. This is to show us how important the message He is passing to us is. Jesus was reiterating it for us to take it more seriously, and what was He talking about? Humility.
Scriptures say Jesus is God but He never thought about clinging to equality with God. If He did, He would never had come to earth, and we won’t have had a sacrifice for the sins of man. But “instead, He gave up his divine privileges; He took the humble position of a slave and was born as a human being. When he appeared in human form” (Philippians 2:7). And then humbled Himself to die a criminal’s death of crucifixion. That’s Christ attitude; very humble. And we know what happened in the end. His name was made the greatest and most powerful name in heaven, on earth and under the earth (Philippians 9-10).
But we don’t have humble men these days. Their attitude is terrible, and once they attain a position of importance, whether in the church or in the circular world, pride takes over them, and they will begin to trample under foot those they are supposed to serve. But we must be like Jesus, having His humble attitude guiding our actions as we meet and relate with people in our sphere of influence. Humility will elevate us to great height and gives us honour, pride will bring us down to the level of salt that have lost its savour, that is, make us useless. Choose humility. Be like Christ and stay relevant at all times.
Keep winning daily.
Dear Lord, teach me to be humble just like You are at all times, putting away pride. Help me to be the servant you have called me to be, serving people with a humble heart always, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.