Philippians 2:1-3, 5-8
If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose… Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death—even death on a cross!

According to my dictionary, humility means a modest or low view of one’s own importance; humbleness. This is something we can ascribe to people with low self esteem or people who feel they are less than those they serve. It is a very defeated attitude in today’s world and therefore as much as we talk praise about people who are humble, we cannot aspire to it because it is not in us. When I had the inspiration for ServantBoy as a handle, it seemed to the world the worst way to portray oneself and I was told more often than not to change it as it embarrassed people who knew me. When I look at today’s passage, I am encouraged by Christ’s example and feel inspired once again.

So many traits of Jesus in His earthly life are painted by the picture of humility. He was born in poverty, He knelt and prayed to God the Father, He was surrounded by the lowest in society, He amassed no wealth, He rode on donkeys and He was even stripped, beaten and humiliated by being hung on the cross beside two criminals for no fault of His. If we are to serve Him as our God, how can we not humble ourselves below Him? How can we seek our own comforts before the comforts of those suffering around us? How can we justify our gain at someone else’s loss? God rewards us for loving His Son and living a life worthy of His name and that reward will be for eternity but to be blessed, we need to first seek His Son Jesus and live by His example. I hope you are encouraged by Jesus’ example and are proud to call yourself His own and live a life worthy of His name?

In His Loving Service,
ServantBoy

Matthew 11:29 “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.

Comments
  1. Dr.Priya Rajan says:

    Viny! how sweety u have put it across when we have fellowship with the Lord, the whole world is our family, no hatred towards anyone.
    Yes! i don’t feel ashamed to call myself a servant of God, the humility that the Lord portrayed to the world when he washed the feet of all the apostles, where are we ? The world will only honor the person who boosts of himself and many people will flock around, but still we as lovers of God know that all these pride and fame is vanity:( 😦
    WHAT IS THE USE OF GAINING THE WHOLE WORLD LOSING YOUR OWN SOUL !??
    I believe that what men loose on this Earth they shall be rewarded a thousand times in the other world
    Nothing is precious for me than the LOVE of GOD, i personally experienced so many miracles in my and friends life that would love to be called a servant of GOD and to do His Will Alone!
    Even if the whole world will leave me still my LORD will never leave me:)
    I LOVE JESUS a lot. Many thanks for sharing this good news.

    • ServantBoy says:

      Priya, Thank you for accepting the message and adding to it so beautifully. Yes, there is certainly no gain in winning the world and losing our souls. I pray everyone will see the light in that statement and be drawn to their maker through Jesus Christ. Blessings, Vineet

  2. Vineet,

    One word….AMEN. May I ever be found not wanting. Without humility is will be impossible to walk in the blessings we have received in Christ. Our humility should not come from our status in life…but as the rest of the workings of the Holy Spirit in our lives. We learn humility just as Jesus did…though suffering and lowliness.

    Thank you and God bless,

    Gladwell

    • ServantBoy says:

      Gladwell, I am glad to hear that you agree about humility. I was wondering if people might consider the message vile because it spoke about losing self in pursuit of Christ. This life is about losing everything we ever pursued in our own strength to gain only that which comes from God the Father. Blessings, Vineet

  3. Dr.Ropa D'souza says:

    Thanks to be your friend, me too a Christian and love to read all such things. Feel honored to see a fellow Christian who wants to serve the Lord.
    Keep writing and share with the world. God Bless you.

    • ServantBoy says:

      Ropa I praise God for helping you find another resource to help build your faith. As Christians, it is truly our joy to serve God to the world through our lives and I pray that you will carry the truth of Jesus to your world. Blessings, Vineet

  4. I love your servant boy handle and am so glad you didn’t change it. 🙂 And boy Vineet, this says so much what Jesus has been talking to me about lately . . .having a servant heart. it’s one thing to be a servant, but I haven’t always loved being a servant. Slowly, He is changing me, helping me to embrace it, live for Him in it. And it brings joy to do so! He knew all along . . .just I couldn’t see! Thank you for confirming His heart to me! Blessings and prayers for you and yours! deb

  5. blesseddad says:

    Vineet,
    Your handle of ServantBoy embodies the very essence of that which Christ has instructed us to be. His ENTIRE life was a lesson in humility, servitude, empathy, love, and compassion. No where do we see Him as a proud man, striving for that perfect career. But rather he washed the feet of the Apostles, he walked the earth spreading the good news, and he never worried about food, shelter, or anything. I am with you brother, we need to take a lesson from this humble Jewish Carpenter.
    God Bless
    Jim

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