In Philippians 2 Paul writes about Jesus Christ and His humility; His willingness to lay down His life for the needs of others. Here is a portion of what Paul writes: 5 Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, 6 who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, 7 but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. 8 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. Let those words wash over you a few times. Jesus humbled Himself to the point of death on a cross. He didn’t die because He deserved to die; rather He died because He chose to die. He willingly laid down His life for the sin of mankind. I suppose that by itself would be enough to ponder and I could just look at that humility from afar and admire it like I might look at a picture of the top of Mt. Everest, beauty and grandeur that I myself could never achieve. But Paul prefaces his words with the words, “Let this mind be in you…” Oh, that makes it personal, doesn’t it? What Paul is saying is that in Christ you and I can have the mind of Christ. We have the ability to demonstrate the same humility…not only the ability but the “responsibility” to have and demonstrate this kind of humility.
This morning ask yourself if this kind of humility is present in your life. Ask God to fill you again with His Spirit, enabling you to demonstrate this humility, a divine humility. Perhaps today there will be an opportunity for you to show the mind of Christ in word and deed.