Honor and Humility, Introduction

Jesus says,

He who speaks on his own does so to gain honor for himself, but he who works for the honor of the one who sent him is a man of truth; there is nothing false about him. (John 7:18, NIV)

Jesus did not come to earth to gain honor for Himself, but for His Father who sent Him.

Here is something astonishing about Jesus.

Not once could anyone honestly accuse Jesus of getting glory for Himself.

In other words, not once could anyone honestly observe the Son of God of coming for His own honor, even though He had every right to do so.

From the manger to the cross to the ascension, Jesus had a humble heart, seeking honor for His Father and not for Himself.

“Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” (Matthew 11:29, NIV)

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