What He gave up to come downDecember 22, 2018 Save Article
And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. John 1:14
Jesus came to a manger for you and for me. He willingly left the glories and riches of heaven to be born in a stable.
Jesus became poor so we might become rich. He lived a life of such abject poverty that when He had to pay taxes, He had to look for a coin in a fish’s mouth. When He sent out His disciples, He told them to take nothing but a staff and the power of the Holy Spirit (Mark 6:7-9). He was put to death like a common criminal so that we could wear a royal robe!
Child of God, you are rich! I am rich! Praise God!
Read Philippians 2:6-11. It’s not the story of the Nativity, but it is the story of His incarnation. Read it as a Christmas devotional:
Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God thought it not robbery to be equal with God; But made Himself of no reputation, and took upon Him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men. 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: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth. And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Share it with your family or friends today. Spend time praising God for His Son, Jesus.