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Day Five: Jesus Loves to Give

Friday, October 23rd, 2015

2 Corinthians 4:3-4 - “For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.”

Philippians 2:5 - “…he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death-even death on a cross!”

Hebrews 12:1-3 - “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.”

As Paul says in 2 Corinthians, we don’t fight with the weapons of this world, but with the weapons of Jesus’ gospel and his Spirit that have divine power. Jesus humbled himself to give his life up and die on the cross. Humility is an explicit weapon in God’s story to save us.  Jesus’ humility has the divine power to demolish the strongholds of pride and self-focusedness in this world and in our lives.

The heart of humility is to obey as seen in Jesus’ humbling and obeying our heavenly Father’s will for him to die on the cross. And this obedience wasn’t just a one time act, but a same obedience over and over again throughout his life, death, resurrection/new life, and ascension. And this obedience unto God serves others, benefits others. As John said in 1 John, because God loved us, we know what love is. Similarly, because Jesus is humble, we know what humility is. Because Jesus self-gave to us, we know what self-giving is, and we can self-give to others without pride.

As we keep our eyes fixed on Jesus, the author and perfecter of this faith/trust in God, the joyful crucified Savior, let us run today, humbly serving others for God’s glory and fame with the same joy. God we need your humble, obedient joy!

- AP

Day Four: Cast Your Anxieties on Him

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

Day Three: Humble Yourselves Before the Lord

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

Day Two: Weapon X

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

Day One: The Weapon of Humility

Monday, October 19th, 2015