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How was Jesus humble?

Luke 2:6-7And while they were there, the time came for her baby to be born. She gave birth to her firstborn son. She wrapped him snugly in strips of cloth and laid him in a manger, because there was no lodging available for them.

God wanted Jesus to have a humble birth as a sign that his offer of salvation is for everyone, regardless of race or class or socio-economic position.

Zechariah 9:9Rejoice, O people of Zion! Shout in triumph, O people of Jerusalem! Look, your king is coming to you. He is righteous and victorious, yet he is humble, riding on a donkey—riding on a donkey’s colt.

Jesus was King of kings, yet on his royal ride into Jerusalem, when the crowds proclaimed him king (read Matthew 21:1-11), he sat on a lowly donkey.

Hebrews 2:9What we do see is Jesus, who for a little while was given a position “a little lower than the angels”; and because he suffered death for us, he is now “crowned with glory and honor.” Yes, by God’s grace, Jesus tasted death for everyone.

Jesus had all the glory and honor of sitting at God’s right hand, but for your sake he gave that up to die a criminal’s death so that you could be saved from eternal punishment and have eternal life with him.

Matthew 11:29“Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”

Jesus is the ultimate example of gentleness and humility. His way of dealing with and teaching people demonstrates true humility. If you study the life of Jesus, you will understand true humility.

Philippians 2:5-8You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had. Though he was God, he did not think of equality with God as something to cling to. Instead, he gave up his divine privileges; he took the humble position of a slave and was born as a human being. When he appeared in human form, he humbled himself in obedience to God and died a criminal’s death on a cross.

Jesus was God, yet he made himself nothing and suffered death on the cross for you.