We would all agree that the coming of Jesus into manhood through the incarnation was in extraordinary humility. Andrew Murray said, “Jesus came to bring humility back to earth, to make us partakers of it.” We see in Jesus what no other human being could fully live or manifest – humility. Throughout His ministry, there was a continual call by Jesus to those willing to “deny himself” (Matthew 16:24; Mark 8:34; Luke 9:23). God is the only one who exalts the lowly (Philippians 2:9-11; 1 Peter 5:6).
We often preach and teach about this subject, but when it comes down to working it out in the little details of life, I fail miserably. What is the end of a life of humility? Let’s look at the way Paul expresses this ‘end of all things’:
God, “making known to us the mystery of His will, according to His purpose, which He set forth in Christ as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in Him, things in heaven and things on earth” (Ephesians 1:9–10).
The question then becomes very important; is this “will and purpose” what I will work toward by the help of the Holy Spirit? Anything other than this goal is useless and a waste of time. “Uniting all things in Him” means that everything I do must contribute making Christ known and bringing Him glory and praise.
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