Theme of the Week: Learning Humility
Bible Verse: “So he got up from supper, laid aside his outer clothing, took a towel, and tied it around himself. Next, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples’ feet and to dry them with the towel tied around him.” John 13:4-5 CSB
Scripture Reading: Mark 11:20-26
Easter is the greatest expression of humility. This week we’ve seen how Jesus modeled humility for us to follow. These are some of the highlights for your reflection today.
Humility Begins with Not My Will: “When you see that the mere taste of the cup was enough to throw the Son into this kind of pain, then you are ready in this season to consider what the full experience on the cross must have been like for him. You can begin to understand the depth of humility that says, “Yet not what I will, but what you will” (Mark 14:36).”
Humility Makes Us Servants: “The grace of God turns us into servants. Instead of demanding that we be served, we joyfully lay down our rights to serve God and others (Mark 10:43–45).”
Humility is to Rely on the Gospel: “One cannot be like Jesus without humility, but if we merely try harder to be like him, we will miss the gospel. The heart of the good news is that we can be more like Jesus only if, and because, we are united with him.”
Humility Affirms Who and Whose We Are: “He is our Master, and we are his servants. He is our king, and we are his subjects. Nothing “will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8:39).”
Humility is the Path to Greatness: “Humility is not the absence of position and power. It is the use of such things for the good of others. If we can get our minds and affections around the true greatness of Jesus and his cross—and what that means for us—then we can be great in the kingdom of God. ”
Taken from Journey to the Cross: Devotions for Lent, by Will Walker and Kendal Haug, ©2017.
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