Humbleness at the Cross

Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. 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.

Philippians 2:5-8 NKJV


Devotion for April 30th through May 6th


I’ve been thinking a lot about our recent revival.  Going over and over in my mind about Jesus and how humble He was, even when faced with a brutal, painful death.  I try to spend time meditating over His death.  It’s an important thing we should all do.  After all, He did it for each of us.  He willingly paid the price for our sins with His blood.  That thought alone is powerful.  Yet alone, thinking about how humble He was through it all.

Read Matthew 26:36-27:51. This is Matthew’s account of Jesus in the garden of Gethsemane through the crucifixion.  It’s hard to read about what Jesus went through but there are other readings that go into graphic detail about the pain and what was happening in His body through it all.  The Passion of the Christ movie portrays all of this very graphically, moving a person to tears.  It is unbelievable what He went through.  All to save a sinful world.

The most remarkable thing to me is how He went through it.  He was calm.  He never cried out.  He never lashed out.  He took all the cursing, all the beatings, every lash tearing His flesh, the spitting in His face, the thorns piecing the skin on His head.  With each drop of blood, He moved forward never once trying to stop the torment.  He moved forward toward the cross.  Suffering pain we can’t even imagine.  Each drop of blood shed to redeem His people, you and me.  Even during all of this His humbleness showed.  His obedience to His heavenly Father.  All for love.

I get chills thinking about it.  I flinch thinking about the nails being hammered into His flesh.  I tear up thinking about what He went through.  All for the love of us all.  His love is true. He bore the weight of all our sins humbly.

There is a drop of His blood He shed for me.  There is a drop for you.   There is a drop for each of us.  All His blood shed for us.  He paid it all.  For that, we owe Him all. 

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