Friday, June 8, 2012

Need a Lift?

“It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels.” -Saint Augustine

As the saying goes: pride comes before the fall.  Lucifer, an angel in Heaven, fell from grace because he tried to elevate himself to the level of God.  Theologians call this the "original sin."  It was the first and the worst.  

Contrarily, Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with Godsomething to be used to his own advantage, rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he HUMBLED himself by becoming obedient to death even death on a cross!(Philippians 2:6-9, NIV). 

The Bible says Jesus humbled himself, and as a bi-product he simultaneously glorified himself.  Let’s choose to take a page out of his book. 

Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up (James 4:10, NIV).

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