Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death –even death on a cross! Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. –Phillippians 2:6-11.
He had everything to boast about. Every reason to come with pomp and power. He was the Son of God, the ruler of all existence. But he came to earth as a humble servant. No bright lights or big parades, just a small baby boy born in a barnyard stable. If Jesus did not boast, what right have we to?
Talk with God
“…he made himself nothing…”
God, I surrender my life and my plans…
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From the book “Live second: 365 ways to make Jesus first”