God could have sent His Son Jesus to earth at any point in time, with a giant comet or any other appropriate regalia for the King of king’s arrival. However, God chose a stable as His birthplace and parents who were under public suspicions of impropriety. Jesus had humble beginnings and a life characterized by humility.
Yet, how often would you describe a brother in Christ, a Christian leader, or a pastor as humble? Today, humility is synonymous with weakness. People admire others who assert themselves because no one “pushes them around.”
Now consider whether others might describe us as humble. Have you noticed how everything within us (me/you?) knee-jerk reacts to anything that requires humility? But praise be to God for His all-sufficient, enabling grace should humility be the desire of our hearts and prayers.
“… Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble” (1 Peter 5:5).
Note: I just finished reviewing proof checks for reprinting two Moody books, Spring and Colorado. I had forgotten how much I love those Moody books. They encourage children in the Lord Jesus and the values of Scripture. I wish my children would have had them to read when they were young. Consider blessing your family with the whole set. I’ve never heard from a dad who was disappointed with those books. Blessings, Steve