Re:Verse passage – John 19:17-27 (day two) Then the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took His outer garments and made four parts, a part to every soldier and also the tunic; now the tunic was seamless, woven in one piece. vs 23

If we are humble or display humility we ‘bring ourselves low’. We do this out of reverence or deference to authority or respect. The root of humiliation is the same, but it is something done to you. Christ shows an incredible amount of humility in his discourse with Pilate and in all the mock proceedings. He also allows this death penalty theatre to play out in a way that had to be hard to watch at any level. The soldiers after they had done driven spikes into human flesh and hoisted them up on display went about the business of gambling over the garments. Jesus’ mother and friends we witness to this, and had to stand in horror. Jesus, meanwhile, endured the scene. More than that, he allowed it. In light of the resurrection power to come, this humility should overwhelm us. We too often sanitize the passion of Jesus as we tell the story again and again, but it was gruesome. Take a moment to that the Lord for enduring the agony in order that we may have eternal life.

Author: Aaron Hufty

Aaron Hufty is the Associate Pastor for Worship and Music at FBCSA.

One thought on “Humility”

  1. “What, Thou my Lord, hast suffered, was all for sinners’ gain:
    Mine, mine was the transgression, but Thine the deadly pain;
    Lo, here I fall, my Saviour! ‘Tis I deserve Thy place;
    Look on me with Thy favor, vouchsafe to me Thy grace.”

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