Good morning people who follow Jesus as your example for how to live life
How is humility connected to righteousness?
The word ‘righteousness’ means ‘a condition acceptable to God, the state of being as we ought to be’ (Strong’s g1343).
Jesus knew that being baptised by His cousin John was His Father’s will. Therefore, submitting to His will and doing what His Father said was an expression of His righteousness.
Now let’s lean back into the fact that Jesus was baptised by His natural cousin, and combine it with the following statement by Jesus:
Mark 6:4 NKJV But Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honour except in his own country, among his own relatives, and in his own house.”
Jesus knew that people often miss God speaking and moving due to overfamiliarity with the vessel through whom God is speaking and ministering. This happened continually with Jesus.
And this is why it is so powerful that Jesus was baptised by His natural cousin John. Jesus saw John as His Father saw John, not just how His natural childhood experiences saw him.
And John also saw Jesus as He was, not just as His cousin. This shows the humility of John too.
Is there someone in your family or in your close friends that is Father’s intended vessel to speak to you and minister to you?
Are you missing out on Father’s will because you see “them” as “just them”?
Humility is needed for all righteousness to be fulfilled in our lives. It was true of Jesus. It was true of John. It is true for all of us.