Philippians 2:3-11

"Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father."


I believe it is the most natural thing in the world for someone not to be humble. To boast is the epitome of man’s sinful nature. It is the same nature that caused Cain to be so frustrated that he wasn’t producing what God wanted him to do and ultimately caused him to kill his own brother. That nature of pride would never have come from God.


The example that we were given to live by was perfect humility lived in flesh. Jesus made himself of no reputation, although thousands gathered to hear His words. He was like a man and humbled Himself; let go of everything, even unto death itself, and died on the cross a man. God then took Him and exalted Him so that every knee should bow to His name both in heaven and earth.


The Apostle Peter explained in I Peter 5:6, “Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time.” If you are trying to exalt yourself there is something wrong somewhere. The Holy Spirit in someone will not cause them to be self-seeking. The Holy Spirit inside of someone will cause them to glorify God alone and surrender everything to Him. The best practice Scripture gives us is to humble ourselves before the mighty hand of God in all things.


God is never boastful, but God is humility. Jesus never caused strife or sought things from vanity. Jesus humbled himself to the point that He gave up everything He could have had in this life to give the truth to those around Him. He surrendered himself for our salvation. We were more important to Jesus than what He could have had in his life.


Is the Lord worth more than anything else to you? Have you surrendered your life to Him fully? Let the Lord have preeminence in your life today. That can only take place when you lay  yourself aside and look at Him and what He wants. Let go and let God have His wonderful way.


62-0726 - "A Testimony Upon The Sea”
That's what makes Him God to me, because He humbled Himself. God is humility. Don't never forget that. Humility is God. Never boastful, nor—it's always humility.