Humble Even to Death

The previous post in this series is:

Staggering

The first post in this devotional series covering the book of Philippians is Devoted to Philippians.

In Philippians 1:7-8, we are told the magnitude of Jesus’ commitment: “… but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men. Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.”

Previously, I mentioned that Jesus dropped infinitely far to become one of us.

But then, because He has lowered Himself to be one of us, He actually became a servant. It’s the son(s) who inherits human fortunes, not generally servants. Yet, He went this far as well.

Once He became one of us, His eventual death was a foregone conclusion. And so was His resurrection. But, God … becoming a man? While it shouldn’t have been, it seems to have been hidden from us since shortly after creation. Probably not by God’s choice: He declares it clearly in many places, starting in Genesis 3:15. But, because of sin, we couldn’t even understand that.

I’ve said it before: Christmas is the greatest miracle of all, in my opinion. And, we should never cease praising Him for choosing to join us here on Earth. Never cease.

The next post in this series is:

Potency

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