Re:Verse reading–Philippians 2:1-11 (day four)
“Jesus humbled himself by becoming obedient…” He did not give up His power or His authority. He submitted it all to the authority of God. Jesus was willing to suffer and even die to fulfill the will of His Father. In the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 5, Jesus taught the very same truth. “Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth.” (Matthew 5:5) Meekness does not mean weakness…meekness is power under the control of a master.
Are you a strong willed, choleric, type-A personality? Have you placed your will under the control of Jesus? Are you mild mannered, quiet, and a submissive personality? You too are called to submit to His authority. Why would we want to do that (besides the wonderful promise of inheriting the earth)? Look at verse 11…”that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” Sounds like a worthy objective for our lives!