Daily Reflections

Jesus, The Humble

December 30, 2021 Kelly Needham

Being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. —Philippians 2:8

Several years ago, after a full day of caring for my daughters and listening to their complaints, I got angry and raised my voice. When I started to apologize, my oldest daughter condescendingly asked, “Mommy, are you going to apologize? Because you weren’t very nice to us.”

I struggled to hold in the wave of angry inner-dialogue: Excu-u-use me?! I do everything for you! And all you do is complain and fight with each other.

Jesus could have responded to this world like I wanted to respond to my daughters: “I do everything for you! And all you do is complain, grumble, and seek your own way. Now when I come to help, you reject Me.” But He didn’t.

Jesus, the only person who ought not be humble, humbled Himself as a servant to a thankless and prideful mankind. Our God gave up His exalted place in heaven to humbly dwell with sinful man! It is God’s humility that makes Him supremely glorious.

Make it Personal

Take time to worship the glory of Jesus today by singing your favorite hymn or worship song—preferably at the top of your lungs!