Advent | Humility of Christ

Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God as something to be exploited, but emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, being born in human likeness. And being found in human form, he humbled himself and became obedient to the point of death — even death on a cross. -Philippians 2:5-8 NRSV

I once heard that Christ's coming was like a human being deciding to give up their life as a human to become an ant and live the life of an ant. I am not sure that adequately describes what Jesus did but it does paint a picture of what it might be to empty ones self. This emptying act speaks deeply to me of what it means to be humble. It tells me that humility involves emptying all we are for the sake of another. It points me to the ultimate humility of that baby in Bethlehem.

... this devotion is part of an ongoing Advent series.

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