Our current series, “Magnificent Mindset,” has highlighted biblical characters with attitudes we should emulate. Thus far, we have celebrated the woman with the issue of blood for her optimism, resiliency, and initiative. We have commended David for his courage, gratitude, and transparency. Although noteworthy, their attitudes pale in comparison to the main character in the Bible. His attitude was so impressive that Paul encouraged the Philippians to have the same attitude (Philippians 2:5). The biblical character whose attitude is most worth imitating is Jesus, our Lord and Savior.
One of Jesus’ staple attitudes was humility, or modesty. His life was never about Himself; He always lived for others. The passage included with this email is a great example of how humble He was. Instead of relishing in His status as God’s Son, He served the men that should have served Him. I think He summarized His actions best when He said, “For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many” (Mark 10:45, NLT).
Life is not about being on stage and broadcasting how great we are. Life is about raising the curtain to broadcast the greatness in others. As Paul encouraged the Philippians, “Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves” (Philippians 2:3, NLT). Be humble; it’s the road to eternal honor!