#4165 – Jesus’ Humility

Good morning people who walk humbly with other people

Jesus Christ is King of kings and Lord of lords and yet the first thing we read He does in the Gospels is humble Himself and allow a man to baptise Him. This speaks volumes to me.

Matthew 3:13-17 Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptized by John. But John tried to deter Him, saying, “I need to be baptized by You, and do You come to me?” Jesus replied, “Let it be so now; it is proper for us to do this to fulfil all righteousness.” Then John consented. As soon as Jesus was baptized, He went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and lighting on Him. And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with Him I am well pleased.”

Humility and submission is not a sign of weakness but of greatest strength. Anyone can kick against authority; that doesn’t make you strong – it just means you’re wilful.

Humility and submission is God’s way of thriving and living life well. There is a certain rightness about being secure in who we are and not needing to demonstrate our superiority. In fact, this is often where we derail ourselves; self-sufficiency to an extreme.

If Jesus asked John to baptise Him, what do we need to ask someone else to do for us? This is not from the place of them serving us but rather us allowing someone else to enter our world and us saying “I can’t do this alone. Will you walk with me?”

Submission and humility is a doorway to doing life with others; doing life the way God intended and the way Jesus modelled.