Daily Dose – July 28

Humility exhibited in Jesus “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” -- Mark 10:45 (NIV) God humbled himself by sending his son Jesus Christ into the world. Jesus is God in the flesh and he came to the world through a virgin birth. Christ was born in a stable and laid in a manger. Things really don’t get much lower than that. He grew up in a humble family. His earthly father was a carpenter. When Jesus began his ministry, he sought out common people such as fishermen and a tax collector to be his disciples. He taught that we are to love one another as we love ourselves and that whatever we do to help the very least, such as the widow and orphan, or visiting the sick or those in prison, we have done it to him. An inspiring example Christ gave to us and others – a demonstration of his humility - is the night of the Last Supper. He washed the feet of his disciples. He deliberately took the lowest place, and then he instructed them to go and do likewise. I also have to think about the humility of Christ when he was arrested, put on trial and crucified. This is the greatest example of humility, of thinking more of others than oneself. Jesus died for each of us that we might be saved. What can we do to show thanks for the salvation we have received through his death on the cross? How can we walk in humility as Christ did? Who can you serve so that, as you serve them, you are also serving Jesus? Kim Clement