Living Bible (TLB)
5 Your attitude should be the kind that was shown us by Jesus Christ, 6 who, though he was God, did not demand and cling to his rights as God, 7 but laid aside his mighty power and glory, taking the disguise of a slave and becoming like men. 8 And he humbled himself even further, going so far as actually to die a criminal’s death on a cross.
9 Yet it was because of this that God raised him up to the heights of heaven and gave him a name which is above every other name, 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee shall bow in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and every tongue shall confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
So many times I wonder, in amazement, why God would have so much love for us.
What would make God strip himself of his Throne and decide to take the form of a lowly human. Not only did God become a human, but out of all of the posh life-style choices he could have made, he chose to come in the form of a servant.
He, even though completely Divine, Jesus humbled himself to the point where he died the most agonizing death, a crucifixion. A punishment set aside for criminals. However, Jesus wasn’t the criminal, WE WERE. He died for our crimes. He died for our sins. HE TOOK OUR PLACE. IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN US ON THAT CROSS.
Jesus loved us so much, that while the earth was full of sin and criminals, his deepest desire was to have relationship with us.
When people ask why I trust God so much, I always respond with this statement, “Because he loved me enough, even when I wasn’t worthy. He paid the price just to have an intimate relationship with me. THAT IS LOVE.”
Be blessed today and know that I love you ALL with an AMAZING AND EVERLASTING LOVE.
Rev. Marcia F. Davis