You know the generous grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. Though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that by his poverty he could make you rich. —II Corinthians 8:9
What do you give up in order to enrich the lives of others? Are you investing you time, talent and treasure to help others? Reflect on your life right now. What are you doing that is actually not only looking on your interests but also on the interest of others (Philippians 2:4)? What will you do for someone else today because of your love for God and for people (Matthew 22:37-40).
Think of this!
“You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had. Though he was God, he did not think of equality with God as something to cling to. Instead, he gave up his divine privileges; he took the humble position of a slave and was born as a human being. When he appeared in human form, he humbled himself in obedience to God and died a criminal’s death on a cross.” —Philippians 2:4-8
We were spiritually bankrupt, destitute, and Jesus touched our lives and made us spiritually rich— eternally rich! You talk about from “rags to riches.” Just sit back and contemplate who you are in Jesus after you reflect on Who Jesus is and what He has done for us on the cross and through His resurrection as the Creator of all! It is overwhelming and our hearts should be overflowing with gratitude and love for Him.
Jesus left t heaven’s riches, Heaven’s perfection and came to Earth for our benefit. He took on the poverty of Earth so that through Him we could experience the riches of Heaven! He gave up His heavenly privileges and took on the position of a slave. Not only that, but then He was willing to die a criminal’s death on a cross in order for us to escape the sinful poverty of Earth and become fellow heirs with Jesus (Romans 8:17).
So, how am I and how are you having “the same attitude that Jesus had?” In what way will that be worked out today? How will I enrich someone else’s life today? Where will I practice servant hood during this day? May we truly have the same attitude that Jesus had as we walk through this day.
Dear Father, help me to be sensitive to the people I come into contact with today. May I have a servant’s heart and may You be pleased to work through me today to enrich the lives of others. May this be so in the authority of Jesus and by the Holy Spirit’s power.