DevotionalsSome thoughts for you to consider.
But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: Philippians 2:7
Christ is our example of humility. He demonstrated this in several ways, but one important way was when Christ took on human flesh. We have no way to compare what a transformation that was. He was the eternal Creator of the world, the one who formed the world and all the creatures in it. Yet He was willing to take on a temporal body and become one of His created beings. This would involve becoming a limited creature physically and intellectually while still knowing the reality of His own superior existence. He took on the limitations of the human form. And added to this humility was the knowledge that those He came to redeem would reject Him, despising Him and putting Him to death. He who had given life in His own image would be treated as an inferior and unworthy person, the lowest of the human form.
It is difficult to imagine what feelings may have crossed His mind as He suffered at the hands of those creatures whom He had created. As the song-writer suggested, “He could have called ten thousand angels” to take revenge on these creatures, but He resisted the human feelings and maintained His focus on the long-term goal of what He came to achieve. In His eternal purpose He willingly humbled Himself and took on human flesh. Being eternal, He became temporal. Being perfect, He took on corruption. Being the Almighty, He became weak. Being the King of Kings, he became the servant of mankind. He was willing to humble Himself by taking on human form and becoming one of us that He might ultimately lead us back to fellowship with the Father.
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