“HE EMPTIED HIMSELF, TAKING THE FORM OF A SERVANT” (Phil 2:7)
📖Phil 2:5-11; Ps 22:26b-27, 28, 29-30, 31-32 (R.v.26a); Luke 14:15-24
Unless a can is emptied, it cannot be filled with new content. Our life is like that too. So, if you want to be blessed, try to be a blessing to others; if you want to be shown mercy, be merciful yourself, and if you want to be raised up, you need to come down. Nobody who is on top can be raised up again. Unfortunately, the person might have been on top in a wrong place.
Pride keeps us on top in wrong places but humility repositions our lives into where God wants us to be.
Read the Lucan account of the parable of the banquet (Luke 14:15-24) and see for yourself; the reason the invited guests did not come was simply based on ego, ‘I’ (cf. Luke 14:18-20). When we begin to think too much of ourselves, we may miss opportunities that can move us higher to another level.
May we never allow the world and our achievement in it to deny us of the Lord’s invitation to come to the banquet, which is eternal life. Amen.
Have a happy and fulfilled day spent in humility with God. Peace be with you.