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Humility has a tremendous power.

Posted by appolus on July 23, 2017

Phi 2:5 For 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 Himself 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.

And so, Jesus, being found in the likeness of man, humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross. How many of us know that when a friend or a family member is dying, or seriously ill, then we come to them and comfort them? There are doctors and nurses to ease the pain and to try and help. In the spiritual realm, when we are called to die, there is no such comfort. And yet we try and minimize the pain. We call on friends and loved ones for help, which they often try to do. We want to die nice comfortable deaths to the flesh. If we could choose, we would choose to “die in our sleeps.” A nice clean death, yet there is no such thing in the spiritual.

No, in the midst of dying to ourselves we are called to life, spiritual life. In the seemingly endless paradoxes between life in the spirit and our life on this earth we are called to have the mind of Christ and have the life of Christ in us. It is in the midst of dying to ourselves that we find the hidden treasures of life in the Spirit. This is life, this is the crucified life and we find it as we humble ourselves and take on the form of a servant and walk in obedience to our heavenly calling.

Humility has a tremendous power. The less that we think of ourselves, the more impactful we become in this world. The higher a platform we erect for ourselves the higher and greater the impact of the fall. When we stay low and humble and put others before ourselves, when we think more highly of others than we do of ourselves we are insulating ourselves to a great degree from the troubles of the world. The Scriptures tell us to “humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord and He will raise you up.” This is a universal principal. Can you even begin to imagine what this world would be like if those who dwell in the corridors of power would follow these dictate from God?

3 Responses to “Humility has a tremendous power.”

  1. Prayergate said

    Fortunately or unfortunately, humility is something only God can create in a person. There have been numerous times in my walk that, when I thought I was walking in humility, I was really just walking in a self-serving manner. The realization that I can deceive myself in such a way is really frightening!

    • appolus said

      I agree Tim, to a certain extent. We are commended by the Scriptures to “Humble yourself in the sight of the Lord.” That seems pretty clear that the choice is ours. Where I would agree is in the bigger picture where the Lord allows us to go through trials that humble us. Trials that we would never personally choose for ourselves.As a personal example, I would never have chosen to have a Down Syndrome child. That is not a cross I would have willingly picked up. But there it was and I was definately humbled in many ways. The way of the cross, the narrow path is something we have to decide to do. Again, we are told to take up or pick up our crosses daily. This is an action that is incumbant upon us. Many many Christians choose not to pick up their crosses daily and of course their spiritual life suffers and they become very shallow. …………………bro Frank

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