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by Brent Nidiffer and Jamie Shell


    Vince Lombardi was the famous head coach in the 60’s of the great Green Bay Packers. A reporter once asked him about his team’s greatest strength. Lombardi responded, “The greatest strength any champion can hold is humility.”

    In our jobs and in our homes it can often be difficult to be truly humble. Today’s society often rewards and holds in high regard the people who display arrogant and self-centered attitudes. Many even regard humility as a sign of weakness.

He humbled himself...
    Jesus Christ, however, set the standard on how we should view humility. Instead of coming to earth to reign as a king in luxurious power and destroying all who opposed Him, Jesus “made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he HUMBLED Himself and became obedient to death—even death on a cross!” (Philippians 2:7-8 NIV). Our Savior came to earth to serve, not to be served (Mark 10:45). Through His humility, we are blessed with the opportunity to become a Christian and a child of God. Without His humility, we would never be able to free ourselves from the shackles of sin and death. His humility gives us strength to live each day and hope that lasts beyond the most distant tomorrow.

    Let’s thank God for loving us and sending his Son. Let’s thank Christ for his humility to come to us and pay the price for us. Let’s also pray for guidance as week seek to be more humble people in our relationships with our co-workers, friends, and family. The greatest sign of admiration is to reproduce what we admire. Let’s set loose a life of humble redemptive service in admiration of our hero, King, and Lord.

      Copyright (c) 2001, Timely Truths Ministries. Used by permission.
      Title: ""
      Author: Brent Nidiffer and Jamie Shell
      Publication Date: August 3, 2001


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