WEEKLY DEVOTION

The greatest among you will be your servant.   Matthew
23:11

 
When Benjamin Franklin was a young man he made a list of 12 virtues he desired to grow over the course of his life.  He showed it to a friend, who suggested
he add “humility” to his list.  Franklin liked the idea.  He then added some guidelines to help him with each item on the list.  Among
Franklin’s thoughts about humility, he held up Jesus as an example to emulate.  

Jesus shows us the ultimate example of humility.  God’s Word tells us, “In your relationships with one another, have the same
mindset as Christ Jesus: who, being in the very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, He made
himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant” (Philippians 2:5-7) 

Jesus demonstrated the greatest humility of all.  Though eternally with the Father, he chose to bend beneath a cross in love so that through His death He
might lift any who receive Him into the joy of His presence.  

We imitate Jesus’ humility when we seek to serve our heavenly Father by serving others.  Jesus’ kindness helps us to catch a breathtaking glimpse of the
beauty of setting ourselves aside to attend to others’ needs.  Aiming for humility isn’t easy in our “me first” world.  But we rest securely in our
Savior’s love, He will give us everything we need to follow Him.  

 


Blessings,
Rusty 

Everyone is welcome at Archdale Friends Meeting. Each individual is loved and respected. There is that of God in each person and we desire to help each person find the path to Christ and His salvation.