When Jesus was born, He didn’t even have a crib. He was born where the
animals were kept and laid in a manger.
When Jesus was growing up, He was a carpenter’s son. He wasn’t rich. He
didn’t live in a castle or have nice, expensive things. He had a humble
When Jesus became an adult and started preaching, sometimes He spoke in the
synagogues or in the temple courts, but He also taught people in a lot of
other places too. Crowds followed Him to the countryside. One time when
Jesus was teaching by a lake, the crowds were so large that Jesus got into
a boat so He could be heard by those on the shore (Mark 4:1-2). He didn’t
have a fancy church building or some nice place to preach in, but He met
His audience where they were and didn’t mind where that was.
Jesus wasn’t ashamed to sit down with sinners. He knew that we all needed
saving. He was humble in every way from the time of His birth to His death.
When Jesus was beaten and told to carry the cross, He could have refused.
When He was nailed to that cross and left to die, no one could have forced
Him to give up His life for ours, but He chose to (Matthew 26:39, 53).
Jesus came humbly to the earth because of His love for us. God took
on human flesh. He was born to the virgin Mary and raised as her and
the carpenter Joseph’s son. Jesus was humble His whole time on earth, and
He lived and died to take away our sins. When He rose from the dead, He
defeated sin and death forever. Now everyone who comes to Him, the humble
Savior, will be saved. Bethany Acker
When you look at Jesus’s life on earth, what strikes you about how humble
He was? How might knowing He endured so much, because of His great love for
you, give you hope?
Jesus entered people’s everyday lives and invited them to follow Him.
What might it look like for us to follow Jesus in humility, knowing that He
Himself is humble? (Hint: read Philippians 2:1-18. If you want to dig even
deeper, read Matthew 11:28-30; 21:5; John 13:1-17; and Hebrews 12:2.)
And being found in human form, he humbled himself, becoming obedient to the
point of death, yes, the death of the cross. Philippians 2:8 (WEB)
Luke 2:1-Luke 2:7; Philippians 2:5-Philippians 2:8