Good morning people who walk in Christlike humility and righteousness
Matthew 3:13-15 NKJV Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan to be baptised by him. And John tried to prevent Him, saying, “I need to be baptised by You, and are You coming to me?” But Jesus answered and said to him, “Permit it to be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfil all righteousness.” Then he allowed Him.
The Eternal Word and Son of God came to his natural cousin to be baptised. What a picture of humility!
John understandably kicked back against this because he knew that Jesus was far greater than who he was. John had received a revelation that his cousin was the Lamb of God Who takes away the sins of the world.
But Jesus knew that this was His Father’s will; that this needed to be done to fulfil all righteousness.
As I meditate on this, I see such a clear connection between humility and righteousness.
Humility declares “I am not good enough in and of myself. I need God.”
For all of us, humility is an essential doorway to walk through and lifestyle to live if we are going to truly walk with God.
For Jesus, humility was a little different because He was good enough; He was sinless, and therefore, He was perfect.
For Jesus, humility was putting aside His will, His desires and His rights for the sake of His Father’s will to be done.
For us, this is also an essential element to humility; a submission of our will to our Father’s will.