The top executive of a large company decided to boost the moral of his entire employee base. One part of his plan called for all top-level management to lead with humility and share the limelight. It was a good plan, but only worked when the management was actually humble. Unfortunately, he had some fakers on his management team who continued to steal the limelight from their subordinates rather frequently. One of the employees said of his manager, “He didn’t understand the humility part of being humble!”
That manager might not have understood it, but Jesus did. Though He was God, He lived in humble obedience to His Father. When He became human, He lived in complete submission for our sake.
His entire life was an example of humility. He was born under humble circumstances to humble parents. He lived in humble submission to them. He humbly submitted to be water baptized. He humbly endured insults and ill-treatment. His ultimate act of humility was dying on a cross as a common criminal in order to save us.
Let’s follow His example and live in humility. We can, you know. With help from God the Holy Spirit, we can live free of self-interest and be willing to serve others.
Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Philippians 2.8