But how?

Is there an ideal place to live? A nation offering a haven of rest? An atmosphere free of anxiety. What if this place does not exist? In short, we need the best justifications to live in a sick and problem-infested world. Right?

Evil exists everywhere, and it was there even before humanity. Its wickedness works in our fallen world no matter what time. It is a reality unattainable to ignore. We cannot run away from this plight. There is no way to escape. A way out is not available. Its existence will plague us as long as we live. In summary, it will co-exist with us, and addressing this matter means a spiritual war. A battle we cannot be a triumph. We need someone to protect us and fight the battle for us. But how?

In defeating the enemy, we should stand firm in a stable and unshakable cornerstone. We must reckon in our minds that the foundation carries and bears the entire framework and organization of every one of us.

Philippians 2:5-9

King James Version

v.5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:

v.6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:

v.7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:

v.8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.

New Living Translation

v.5 You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had.

v.6 Though he was God, he did not think of equality with God

as something to cling to.

v.7 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,

v.8, he humbled himself in obedience to God

     and died a criminal’s death on the cross.

Conveying the likeness of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, is everything we ever longed for when we first accepted Him. Do you agree? Acquiring His image is not having a piece of cake. Right? Sometimes, we do not expect what we hoped, leaving us puzzled. How can we manage this unpredictable life?

And making it complex, how can we Christians be an example of spreading the gospel if we are incapable of doing it? Or even engage in a spiritual war we alone cannot ever win.

What do we see in Jesus Christ, being God did not consider Himself equal to God? We miss this essential part of God’s nature unfolding before our eyes. Humility. Being able to control or even communicate without being restrained by pride or superiority. In simple words, His humble nature or personality. The indispensable part once we accept Jesus, the Son of the living God. Having His likeness is completeness (Yes, in everything!). He will offer us solutions to complications we face. An escape from every harsh reality we are suffering. In addition, He will introduce a distinct truth of what we are heading in our lives, a precise direction to carry out His perfect will for us.

God has given us the perfect example. A standard we should not miss and not follow. And everything good starts first in ourselves after God transforms us. The same humility Jesus had given God honor, glory, and praise He deserves. The consequence is for everyone to bow and confess to Jesus as Lord. 

We must admit having humility is complex because it involves our free will. It takes our time, money, and effort to mention this. We dislike complicated life because it makes everything intricate and compromises many things.

Proverbs 22:4

King James Version

By humility and the fear of the Lord

    are riches, honor, and life.

New Living Translation

True humility and fear of the Lord

    lead to riches, honor, and long life.

Humility is a single word that makes us understand and appreciate spiritual messages from God. He is to show us the bigger picture we want to see until we arrive at our God-given destination. Riches, honor, and life are things our lives will lead to as we are to have humility in this twisted system we are getting along.

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