Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Knowing God - Is God Filled With Humility? (LS10)

John 14:7-9  “If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; and from now on you know Him and have seen Him."

Birth of Jesus

He was humbled for being born among the animals in the staple.
Luke 2:7,11-12  And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn... For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger.”

Made Flesh

Born as a bond servant in the form of a man.
Philippians 2:5-7  Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men.

Baptized by John the Baptist

He humbled Himself to request a human bring to baptize Him.
Mat 3:13-15  Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan to be baptized by him. And John tried to prevent Him, saying, “I need to be baptized by You, and are You coming to me?” But Jesus answered and said to him, “Permit it to be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he allowed Him.

Washing Disciples' Feet

Our Lord displayed His humility by washing His disciples' feet.
John 13:5  After that, He poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet, and to wipe them with the towel with which He was girded.

Lamb of God

The Son of God humbled Himself by dying on the cross as the sacrificial Lamb to redeem man from their sin.
Philippians 2:8-11  And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross. Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

From the above scriptures, we find that our Lord Jesus was filled with humility. Is possible that our heavenly Father, the Almighty God and Creator of heaven and earth is also filled with humility?

John 14:23  Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him.

Our Almighty God will humble Himself and make the human body of anyone (who loves Him and keeps His word) as His home (throne or temple). He will become a bond servant by living in his physical body (just like Jesus came in the flesh) so that He can teach, help, heal, protect, guide and minister to mankind.

Brethren, when we love Jesus by keeping His word, God will reveal His love and humility to us, so that we can easily come before His face.