Jesus told His followers in Matthew 5:5, “They are blessed who are humble, for the whole earth will be theirs.” But what does humble mean?
The last two weeks we looked at “humble” with Moses. He was a strong leader and the most humble person on earth. Strong and humble? Moses was strong serving God. He didn’t fight for his own honor.
What about Jesus? Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are tired and have heavy loads, and I will give you rest. Accept my teachings and learn from me, because I am gentle and humble in spirit, and you will find rest for your lives. The burden that I ask you to accept is easy; the load I give you to carry is light.” Matthew 11:28-30
Did Jesus ever get mad? Yes. He got mad at Jewish leaders who made it harder for people to come to God. He got mad at people who made the Temple a place of business. He got mad at demons who hurt people. But when Jesus was put on trial and people attacked Him, Jesus didn’t fight back. Jesus didn’t fight to save His own honor. Jesus fought evil with good. Jesus fought hate with love. But Jesus didn’t fight for his honor.
Whose face, whose honor, was Jesus concerned for? His or Father God’s?
What about today? How many people fight for their face, for their honor?
Would Jesus have good reason to complain about ‘microaggressions’? Did He? Should we?