HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
THE LEGACY YOU LEAVE IS THE LIFE YOU LEAD.
1. Jesus Was A Humble Man.
The events of His birth demonstrate His humanity and His humility. His birth was of a questionable nature, and these questions followed Him all His life. Look at the blatant assertion that was made in John 8:41: “Ye do the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God.” Those who refused to believe in Him regarded the holy Son of God as the fruit of evil. No one was as holy as He in all of history, yet those who rejected Him treated Him as unholy.
He was born subject to the whims of the emperor of Rome who decreed that all had to return to their roots for a census so he could raise the taxes he wanted to rule as he desired. Thus it was that Joseph and Mary had to travel from Nazareth to Bethlehem right when it was time for Jesus to be born. He who was sovereign over the emperor became subject to the emperor as He stepped down from His throne to enter humanity as a weak, frail, dependent baby wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger
As if that is not enough, Herod made an attempt on His life, and He had to be protected from this furious, wolfish, savage and evil king. The Lord of lords was forced to run for His life before He could even walk. How could He be more humiliated?
It was this humility—a humility that continued all His life—that gave Him the hearing He gained from the men whom He called to follow Him. So it must be with us if we would leave a legacy of glory; we too must step away from our puny glory and thoughts of our legacy, and turn to Him in humility for His resources and enablement through us and His legacy for us.
TO BE CONTINUED TOMORROW …….