03 September 2008

What does Humility mean to You?

When the Christian seeks his or her own interest, their is one question they needed to ask themselves. Do I really understand the Gospel of Jesus Christ? The Bible says "Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others. Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross" (Phil 2:4-8). If our Lord Jesus humbled Himself to become sin for us, and bare the wrath of the Father. Shouldn't we be seeking the interest of others for the Kingdom of God? Do we care about those who are perishing into a Christ-less eternity. Isn't it our duty and previlege to taking up our cross, because "... for me to die is gain" according to Paul. Is your salvation all about you? or Is it all about Him? The One who displayed the greatest humilty for the whole world by becoming sin , the one who became a curse for you and me "Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us..." (Gal 3:13). Knowing that I, Mike Andrews, was a curse before I was saved, and that Christ has set me free from the curse, is humbling enough to seek the interest of others before myself. As the apostle Paul said to the believers in Corinth " For our boasting is this: the testimony of our conscience that we conducted ourselves in the world in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom but by the grace of God, and more abundantly toward you." (2Cor 1:12). A life of Christ-like HUMILITY. By Mike Andrews

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