Guys, maybe you wanted to watch the game but to keep the peace you went shopping or to a movie with your spouse?
Or ladies, have you maybe wanted to sleep but you gave that up to take care of your family’s needs?
We have all, at some point, given up something for the benefit of those we love, placing their needs or wants above our own.
And, maybe even begrudgingly.. Yes, I’m sure there’s some of you, who have reminded those they have it up for, what a great sacrifice they’ve made, just for them! Often as leverage
Come on, let’s be honest with each other, we’ve all done it!
Yes, I’ve been just as guilty as the next guy! No sense in denying it,
God knows the truth! And so does your spouse and family!
I want to talk about the Deity of Christ, and what He sacrificed for us, the ones He loved.
Our Lord Jesus emphasized that those who would be known as great in the Kingdom of God would be servants. It's our attitude that is most important. As followers of Christ, we must have an attitude of serving; the desire to serve and give. One of the greatest example of this outside of Jesus Himself, was the apostle Paul. Though he had all the credentials of position and authority, he considered himself the least of all the saints and a servant of all.
Probably one of the most overlooked aspects of our Lord’s coming to earth, is the restriction placed upon His presence! When we read the text, “taking on the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men,” do we really understand its meaning?
He gave up His unbounded universal
freedom, instead He became confined to a human body, that was confined
to a country no larger than Palestine. When we’re told He took the form
of a bondservant, He was in the form of God taking upon Himself the form
of a bondservant!
The servanthood of Jesus Christ was totally authentic in substance and reality!
Brian Monzon Ministries