Christmas is… Day 18

Christmas is…

”Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though He was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on Him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” —Philippians 2:5-11

“He humbled Himself…” does humility define my life as a believer in Christ? Humility is the acknowledgement that I am utterly dependent upon God—I am a sinner in need of a Savior. Sin decieves us into believing we can do it all on our own; it’s independence. Will you bow your knee and humble yourself before the only One who is highly exalted, the Name above all names, born to take away the sins of the world?

Rejoicing in Him!

Copyright 2017, Susan Cady, susancady.com

 

A Humble King Who Rules the World

Not enough hours in your day. Circumstances beyond your control. Never enough no matter how hard you try. Life has not turned out as planned or expected. Rushing. Frazzled. Weary. Can you relate? Today, you need to know the humble King who rules the world.

His Name IS Advent Devotion: DAY 4

Jesus, our King! Behold Him!  We continue our study in Zechariah 9:9 focusing on the latter portion of the verse.

Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion!
Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem.
Behold, your king is coming to you;
righteous and having salvation is he,
humble and mounted on a donkey,
on a colt, the foal of a donkey.
—Zechariah 9:9

He is name is Lord of lords and Kings of kings (Revelation 17:14) and He IS…

A HUMBLE KING

The people of Israel, to whom this prophecy would have been originally addressed, were eagerly anticipating the arrival of a king. But their expectations of this king and his kingdom were not quite what God had planned. They were expecting a King! Royalty! They were looking for a political Messiah who would restore the nation of Israel and its glory. Someone who would free them from the bondage of being ruled by other nations. A humble king arriving on a donkey was not what they had in mind. Their king would surely be coming in glory and splendor, riding upon a war-horse, clad in robes and riches. Jesus did not come as they expected and therefore many missed His arrival.

How often do your expectations collide with God’s plans or with your own reality? Continue reading “A Humble King Who Rules the World”