Our Humble Savior
Let’s take a look at how Jesus’ character is manifested through some of the key events in His life.
Born in a barn
[Mary] wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.
—Luke 2:7 ESV
Rejected by many
He came into the very world he created, but the world didn’t recognize him. He came to his own people, and even they rejected him.
—John 1:10–11 NLT
His triumphant entry into Jerusalem
Behold, your King is coming to you, lowly, and sitting on a donkey.
The foot washing
[Jesus] poured water into a basin. Then he began to wash the disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel he had around him. After washing their feet, he put on his robe again and sat down and asked, “Do you understand what I was doing? You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and you are right, because that’s what I am. And since I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you ought to wash each other’s feet. I have given you an example to follow. Do as I have done to you.”
—John 13:5,12–15 NLT
Silent in the face of His accusers
He was oppressed and He was afflicted, yet He opened not His mouth; He was led as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before its shearers is silent, so He opened not His mouth.
Mocked by evil men
They spit on him and grabbed the stick and struck him on the head with it. When they were finally tired of mocking him, they took off the robe and put his own clothes on him again. The people passing by shouted abuse, shaking their heads in mockery.
—Matthew 27:30–31,39 NLT
Crucified with common criminals
Then two robbers were crucified with Him, one on the right and another on the left.
Stooped to our level
In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant.
—Philippians 2:5–7 NIV
If you haven’t met the humble Savior, you can right now. He stands at your heart’s door, waiting for you to invite Him in. Simply pray,
“Jesus, please come in and give me Your gift of eternal life. Amen.”
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