Make Jesus Your Aim (Honor)

Series: Rebel's Guide to Joy | Week 5: When Pride Creeps In

Read Philippians 2:5-11 in your personal Bible or at the link provided.

As we’ve seen over the last few days, Paul uses this passage to give a clear picture of who Jesus is and what He did. He came to earth as a man in full humility and was obedient to death on a cross. All of this led to Him being put in the place of highest honor, with every tongue declaring that He is Lord. When we make Jesus our aim, we honor Him for who He is. This is what we’ll do in heaven for eternity, so why wouldn’t we start now?

There are so many situations where we can get focused on the here and now, thinking this is all there is. That’s when pride can creep in most and steal our joy. But who Jesus is compels a different type of response. The fact that Jesus is God, not just a good moral teacher, means that we can change. The fact that Jesus is God and substituted Himself for us means we can change!

Why wait for heaven to humble ourselves, turn our lives over to Him, and give Him the honor He deserves? Let’s start today.

Make Jesus your aim through honor. Spend some time in extended praise and prayer today, thanking Jesus for the depth of His sacrifice and the breadth of His glory. How does this change the way you’ll live today?

Use your Philippians Guidebook to reflect and respond. For a digital copy of the guidebook, visit

Want to go deeper? Look up the following verses to see how an Old Testament prophet described the Lord’s glory and how it changed him. Note what you observe and then continue with your time of response.

Isaiah 6:1-8

Rebel's Guide to Joy