The Humility of Jesus

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Humble Birth – “And she gave birth to her first-born son; and she wrapped Him in cloths, and laid Him in a manger…” (Luke. 2:7)

Humble Family – “‘Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, and brother of James, and Joses, and Judas, and Simon? Are not his sisters here with us?’ And they took offense at Him.” (Mark 6:3)

Humble Upbringing – “Can any good thing come out of Nazareth?” (John 1:46)

Humble Means – “The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head.” (Matt. 8:20)

Humble Scholarship – “The Jews therefore were marveling, saying ‘How has this man become learned, having never been educated?’” (John 7:15)

Humble Appearance – “…He has no stately form or majesty that we should look upon Him, nor appearance that we should be attracted to Him.” (Isa. 53:2b)

Humble Status – “But made Himself of no reputation…” (Phil. 2:7) Humble Occupation – “…the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.” (Matt. 20:28)

Humble Ability – “I can do nothing on My own initiative…” (John 5:30)

Humble Self-Determination – “…let this cup pass from Me; yet not as I will, but as Thou wilt.” (Matt. 26:39)

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