Apostle Grace Lubega
Philippians 2:5-8 (KJV); 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.
When Jesus Christ walked the earth in the flesh, it was an act of humility. When He came as the son of David, it was an act of humility. When He chose to die on the cross, it was an act of humility.
None of this made Him less of God. He did not diminish in glory and neither did He become less powerful and less anointed. He was still fully God, the creator of heaven and earth, the Lord of angel armies, the fountain of wisdom, the fortress of life and the glory of the ages.
By wisdom, He was able to blend glory with utter humility. In this, He taught us that majesty can be humble.
Many ministers of the gospel struggle with this balance.
They do not understand how greatness can be humble, how majesty can bring itself low and how glory can abase itself.
Consequently, these anointed men and women of God do not know how to humble themselves for the sake of fellow men. They surround themselves with pomp and extravagance. They move with endless and unnecessary entourages and scores of bodyguards because, for them, glory (which comes with the anointing on their lives) cannot be humble, their splendour must be splashed for all to see.
Jesus Christ set the perfect example. The greater you become, the humbler you must be. The more you are exalted, the more you must walk in humility.
FURTHER STUDY: Luke 14:11, Matthew 18:4
GOLDEN NUGGET: The greater you become, the humbler you must be. The more you are exalted, the more you must walk in humility.
PRAYER: Loving Father, I thank You for this knowledge. Thank You for the great example You have set for me. The Spirit of humility is at work in me. He teaches me the essence of service, of being available to men and of glorying in You and not the things that follow the blessing. In Jesus’ name, Amen.