Nature and Extent of Humility of Jesus Christ

Topics: Humility

Nature and Extent of Humility of Jesus Christ The life of Jesus was hypostatic, which is the quality or the state of not thinking that one is better than others is with the quality or the state of being humble. Paul exhorts Christians so that they can take the examples of Christ in Philippians 2: 1-11. In this chapter, Paul tackles the issue of selfishnessfish as well as pride. Augustine claims, “If asked about the first precept of Christian Religion, then my answer will be Humility.

” Calvin also claims humility exalts God as the Sovereign and needs self-denial and self-confidence, which constitutes the faith or the self-will (Carroll & Stephen 350). Thus, humility refers to the act of removing pride and remaining humble. Paul describes in this versus that the Christians should imitate the humbleness of Christ, which is the goal of their perfect humbleness.

Jesus said, “Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted” (Mathew 23:12). Lack of humility may devastate the consequences on Christian and individuals. “Pride goes before the destruction, and a haughty spirit before the fall” (Proverbs 16:18). In that case, Paul teaches that the fact that Jesus was God set the example of the proper humility to set aside the pride. Moreover, Paul exhorts the Christians so that they can be like minds in church and their families for them to remain of one mind in a more great Christ body. Jesus removed his holiness to set an example for all Christians (Carroll & Stephen 356). The humility and humbleness of Jesus appeared even during his death by remaining obedient to his father, God.

Hence, Christians should be humble and even meek to be like Jesus. They must also deny themselves to truly follow the examples of Christ (Mathew 16:24). In the relationship of the Christians, humbleness develops the environment of the lover together with uannunderstandingas well as the soft word that turns away the wrath (Luke 6:45).

Works Cited

  1. Carroll, Robert, and Stephen Prickett, eds. The Bible: Authorized King James Version. OUP Oxford, 2008.

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