Can any of us really comprehend the magnitude of Christ’s humility which we are to exemplify in our life? Consider His divine perfection and complete righteousness as He dwelt in heaven and was preparing to come to earth as a vulnerable baby and subject Himself to the sinful and imperfect nature of man! A more vast contrast between greatness and unworthiness does not exist for our comparison; for no earthly King or president is as great as Christ. His humility defies our human understanding: “Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death— even death on a cross!” (Phil. 2:6-8) He IS the epitome and the very definition of greatness; yet–He humbled Himself. His example of vast humility makes Him the authority on humility and our greatest Leader. What did He lead us to do? His Word says: “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.” (Phil. 2:3-4) Is our life defined by humility? This may be one of the most important questions we ask ourselves if we wish to live in Christlikeness. Think of those whom we tend to think of as deplorable and contemplate how much more deplorable our sin is to Christ—yet, He continues to give us multiple opportunities to experience His forgiveness and love. Do we extend that grace to others? We must learn to disdain the sin without disdaining the sinner because their soul is in the same endangerment of hell that ours was before we accepted God’s gracious gift of salvation. Our great unworthiness in the face of His righteousness should make us gratefully humble and give us unending compassion for our fellow man. When we are gratefully humble we have continual joy in loving others because we are continually reminded of our own immense blessings of God’s grace!