Day 5 Devo - God Humbles Himself

The Almighty is beyond our reach and exalted power... (Job 37:23a)

Because God is so far beyond our reach, we could never find Him or learn about Him by our own abilities.  He is far exalted above all we can comprehend.  Because we could not come to God, God humbled Himself to come to us.  He revealed Himself to us in a way we could understand.

No one has ever seen God, but God the One and Only, who is at the Father's side, has made Him known.  (John 1:18)

No man has ever seen the Father in His perfect glory.  God the Son, the One and Only, came to show us the way back to the Father.  The Son dwells in the presence of the Father continually, and is the Ruler over all things.  Yet He loved us so much He was willing to leave His throne of glory to come to us in the only possible way - as a man!

• Read Philipians 2:5-11.  Read it carefully!

Point to Ponder:

The Only One who had no reason to be humble about anything showed us the greatest humility ever.  Although He was God,  perfect in all His ways, yet He was willing to become a man to rescue us and prove His Love for us.  He lived as a man and shared in all of our afflictions, and then died the most horrible death ever devised - death by crucifixion - to pay the price for all of our sins Himself!  Because He was willing to humble Himself to become like us,  we can  be sure of His promise - He will change us to be like Him one day, so we can live with Him forever!