THE HUMBLE KING
“For He shall grow up before Him as a tender plant, And as a root out of dry ground. He has no form or comeliness; And when we see Him, There is no beauty that we should desire Him” (Isa. 53:2).
The Christ came to this Earth as a humble Servant and taught humility and service (Phil. 2:5-8; Mark 10:43-45). In so doing, God exalted Him and gave Him the name which is above every name (Phil. 2:9-11). He is the Branch which grew out of the root of Jesse, the father of David (Isa. 11:1ff). He got right what so many got wrong and is the Light and life of men (Jn. 1:4; Jn. 8:12).
Unlike the kings of old which were said to be “choice”, “handsome”, “ruddy”, and “good-looking” (1 Sam. 9:2; 1 Sam. 16:12), no such description is found of Jesus. He did not come with pomp or pageantry. In fact, He came into Jerusalem lowly riding on a donkey and a colt of a donkey fulfilling prophecy (Matt. 21:1-11; Zech. 9:9). He taught that those who exalt themselves will be brought low but those that humble themselves will be exalted (Matt. 23:12).
Let us give honor, praise, and glory to our King as we, like Him, humble ourselves as His servants. If we humble ourselves God will do the exalting in due time (1 Pet. 5:6). Jesus set the perfect example of humility and is the humble King which is King of kings and Lord of lords (Rev. 17:14).
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