Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The Humility of Jesus

He did not live to 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 4:31-34)

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)

He knew that before He could come in glory, He must first suffer and be rejected. (Luke 17:24-25)

He endured immense suffering and hostility for the joy set before Him. (Hebrews 12:1-3)

Although He deserved honor and praise on earth as God, He emptied Himself and took the form of a servant. After humbling himself, became obedient even to death. (Philippians 2:5-11)

His demeanor was characterized as quiet and gentle. (Isaiah 42:1-4)

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. (Matthew 4:1-5)

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

He knew He had the power to escape His suffering. Yet, He was faithful to His purpose.(Matthew 26:36-56)

He accepted His suffering and death because it was for that purpose He came. (John 12:23-28)

When He was oppressed and afflicted, He did not open His mouth. (Isaiah 53:7)

When falsely accused, He kept silent. (Matthew 27:11-14)

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

Despite His suffering, He was neither crushed nor disheartened as He faithfully brought forth justice. (Isaiah 42:1-4)

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

Even on the cross, He still showed compassion. (Luke 23:33-35)

[message from the Internet] 

Micah 6:8 … He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?

James 4:10 ... Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.

Luke 14:11 ... For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.