Read Philippians 2:5-11
In today’s society, people scramble to climb the corporate ladder. Ethics and morals are not always a priority. What matters most is status. Whether you step on someone to achieve your dream is not important.
God does not have a problem with us enjoying our lives and achieving success by honest, hard work. But when pride comes into the picture, God is not pleased.
Some of the most victorious people are those who accomplish a lot without expecting recognition. Jesus was one of them. He humbled himself and came to earth as a man. And in obedience to the Father, He died on the cross for our sins so that we might have eternal life. “Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name.” (Philippians 2:9) How blessed we are that Jesus lowered Himself so that we might be raised up with Him.
Do others see Jesus in us, or are we expecting compliments and praise for all that we accomplish? Do we sincerely believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Savior of the world and give Him the glory rather than ourselves? How humble are we?
Challenge for Today: Each time pride starts to creep into your life, look to the cross and follow the example of Jesus.
(c) Frances Gregory Pasch
Published in God’s Word For Today