5 Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, 6 who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, 7 but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. 8 And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross. (Philippians 2:5-8)
The humility of Christ Jesus prompted his full submission to the Father’s will in order to accomplish human redemption. Although Jesus did not divest himself of his deity to become human, he did leave the glorious splendor of deity when he became flesh (see Jno. 17:5; Matt. 17:2). He humbled himself still more by dying on the cross. Jesus sacrificed heaven’s glory, submitted himself fully to the Father’s will and steadfastly obeyed even unto death. We are called upon to have the same mind of humility Jesus had. Live for God and not yourself. Sacrifice your self-interests to serve others. Steadfastly maintain humility and the Lord will lift you up (Jas. 4:10).