Good morning, DearHeart.
Jesus was a carpenter.
I wonder what kind of carpenter? Did He build furniture, fences, or a trough even. Did He find the days long, the work hard, and His customers picky with His work? Did He find Himself tired, sweaty, and hungry as He returned back home at the end of the day?
Jesus set aside His divinity, His place alongside His Father, to become one of us. A human. He wanted to be near us and understand life from our perspective.
Jesus set aside His divinity with all His privileges and became one of us, and this took humility.
Humility … the attitude we are also to have each day, in all we do and with one another. This will require
a bending low,
To live this way will demand much of us yet we are told:
“You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had.”
Jesus knew the challenge life would bring us every day. It is the very reason He came to show us the way, living as an example for us to follow:
“This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for he faced all of the same testings we do, yet he did not sin.” (Hebrews 4:14, NLT)
He gets it, gets us … He faced all that we face. There is not a thing He has not experienced, nor cannot understand. The writer of Hebrews continues to tell us how we can live with a Christ-like attitude, how we can obtain this attitude:
“So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.” (verse 16, NLT)
We come boldly to the throne. He understands and in response to our cries, will supply us with the grace to live humbly with the attitude of Christ.
Our perfect example lived
May we have the same attitude as Christ Jesus.
Come from a place of love & kindness. There will be people who will always try to tear you down-it doesn’t matter who you are. If someone disrespects you or spins falsehoods or is just downright mean- turn the other cheek and walk away. Respect your soul. Live in the light.
Prepare your Jesus-attitude.