• Bishop Keith Butler

Honest Humility

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. (Philippians 2:5-8)

Humility isn’t a leadership trait that is highly regarded in the secular world. When we think of a CEO, most of the time, we imagine someone with charisma and pride who thinks he or she belongs on a pedestal. However, Jesus shows us a better picture of leadership as the Head of all things.

Paul, in his epistle to the churches in Philippi, noted that Jesus humbled Himself in the eyes of all the world. He didn't just humble Himself to God the Father in secret; His humility was displayed for the whole world to see.

Now, many times Christians think of humility wrong. They think humility is saying they are just an old sinner. Many people believe that humility is talking about the fact that they are unworthy. That's self-degradation, not humility.

Humility isn’t thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less.

Jesus didn't think about His needs. He thought about God's purpose and the needs of those around Him.

Jesus was humble, yet people followed Him. People came in droves to hear His teaching, not just because of His power, but because of His personality. Jesus was humble. Humility will help you gain influence, gain friends, and allow God to use you to a greater extent.

Practical Application – When you wake up every morning, say, “God, I’m ready to serve you and others today.” Remember that you are a servant, just like Jesus.

James 4:10; 1 Peter 5:5



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