May 23, 2019
And being found in fashion as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted Him, and given Him a name which is above every name. Philippians 2:8-9
Sometimes we downplay Jesus’ humanity to prove that Jesus was God. But if you think of Jesus just masquerading as a human instead of truly being a human, then you’ve missed out on a blessing.
You see, it is the humanity of Jesus Christ that teaches us how we are to live as Christians in this world.
And how did He live? He said, “He that sent Me is with Me: the Father hath not left Me alone; for I do always those things that please Him” (John 8:29).
Jesus lived in submission to His Father’s authority. And because He chose to submit, God gave Him authority.
Here is a principle we should learn to live by: We will never be “over” until, like Jesus, we are willing to be “under.” Authority does not develop on its own. It always comes from a higher source of power.