"Jesus is the great teacher of lowliness of heart. We need daily to learn of Him. See the Master taking a towel and washing His disciples’ feet! Follower of Christ, wilt thou not humble thyself? See Him as the Servant of servants, and surely thou canst not be proud! Is not this sentence the compendium of His biography, "He humbled Himself"? Was He not on earth always stripping off first one robe of honor and then another, till, naked He was fastened to the cross, and there did He not empty out His inmost self, pouring out His life-blood, giving up for all of us, till they laid Him penniless in a borrowed grave? How low was our dear Redeemer brought! How then can we proud?
Stand at the foot of the cross, and count the purple drops by which you have been cleansed; see the thorn-crown; mark His scourged shoulders, still gushing with encrimsoned rills; see hand and feet given up to the rough iron, and His whole self to mockery and scorn; see the bitterness and the pangs, and the throes of inward grief, showing themselves in His outward frame; hearing the thrilling shriek, “My God, my God, why hast Thou forsaken Me?” And if you do not lie prostrate on the ground before that cross, you have never seen it: if you are not humbled in the presence of Jesus, you do not know Him. You were so lost that nothing could save you but the sacrifice of God’s only begotten.
Think of that, and as Jesus stooped for you, bow yourself in lowliness at His feet. A sense of Christ’s amazing love to us has a greater tendency to humble us than even a consciousness of our own guilt. May the Lord bring us in contemplation to Calvary, then our position will no longer be that of the pompous man of pride, but we shall take the humble place of the one who loves much because much as been forgiven him. Pride cannot live beneath the cross. Let us sit there and learn our lesson, then rise and carry it into practice. “
Thank you, Jesus Christ, for humbling Yourself to the lowest place on earth. Though You are God, You placed Yourself into the hands of a cruel and disobedient creation, to mock, mangle, and murder You. The sins of the entire world—from the past to the end of time—were heaped upon You, and You willingly drank the righteous cup of wrath of Your Father on my behalf. You beckoned us to come to Yourself, and invited us to eat and drink the food and water of life that we could never pay for. You cloaked us in Your righteousness, You placed on our fingers golden rings and fine clothing, and lovingly welcomed us as sons and daughters of the Creator Himself with an inheritance that can never perish, spoil, or fade. You give us Yourself. Spirit, You who rose the Son from the dead, came into us to breath new life into our dead souls, secure us to Christ, and loosen the bonds of sin that held us captive to darkness. You enabled us to see, and joyfully live in light of Your glorious mercy, grace, and love. Thank you so much! God, may you praised and glorified always! I love You.