Humility Focused on Relationship.

Series: Achilles | Week 2: The Empty Promises of Pride

Day Five Philippians 2:5-9

5 ”You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had. 6 Though he was God, he did not think of equality with God as something to cling to. 7 Instead, he gave up his divine privileges; he took the humble position of a slave and was born as a human being. When he appeared in human form, 8 he humbled himself in obedience to God and died a criminal’s death on a cross. 9 Therefore, God elevated him to the place of highest honor and gave him the name above all other names.” – Philippians 2:5-9 (NLT)

1. What did Jesus give up in His humility?
2. Where did Jesus’ humility ultimately lead Him?
3. What do you think was the purpose and focus of Jesus’ humility?

The humility of Jesus took Him on a journey from equality with God, to the position of a slave, to death on a cross, and finally back to a place of highest honor. If He was equal with God to begin with, why would He go through all the pain of being human and suffering on the cross? The answer is you and me. He did it for us. The purpose of His humility wasn’t to ultimately glorify Himself but to save us from our sins and reconcile us to God. His humility was focused on relationship. Today, ask God to reveal an opportunity to be humble in a way that will benefit someone else.

For Further Learning: What Does Humility Look Like?

For Families with Kids at Home
What’s something you can give up for the benefit of your family today? Brainstorm ways your family can practice sacrificial love. Some examples might be serving together, sacrificing time or a favorite activity to be with one another, or sharing a “less than favorite” activity of yours that someone else loves to do!

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