Philippians 2:7-8 says, “Jesus made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death-even death on a cross.” There is no greater example of humility than Jesus. He laid down His royal position to pursue you and me. Think about this; He knew He would be betrayed, spit on, and hung on a cross. But He came anyways! Jesus gave up His rights, to obey God and to serve us. Jesus made the ultimate sacrifice and willing laid down His life on an old rugged cross. Jesus, the Son of God, the picture of ultimate power, humbly set His rights aside. He chose humility because He loves perfectly. Love was His motivation.
What “rights” are you hanging on to today? Know this, when we lay down our rights, we pick up His righteousness. Our broken world is desperately seeking the hope we have in Jesus. Love came down from Heaven in it’s truest form. Jesus, your love overwhelms me today! Let us never lose the wonder of your great love. God bless and have a great Wednesday.