A gospel-postured self-image

What can we learn about self-esteem from these people? Or, What does a godly disposition or perspective look like?

How did Jesus view himself?

“Also a dispute arose among the disciples as to which of them was considered to be greatest. Jesus said to them, ‘The kings of the Gentiles lord it over them; and those who exercise authority over them call themselves Benefactors. But you are not to be like that. Instead, the greatest among you should be like the youngest, and the one who rules like the one who serves. For who is greater, the one who is at the table or the one who serves? Is it not the one who is at the table? But I am among you as one who serves’” (Luke 22:24-27; cf. Mark 10:45).

Live this truth: 

“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others. Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus. Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death — even death on a cross!” (Phil. 2:3-8).

This is a posture formed by the gospel! It thrives in gospel-amazement among those who say, “when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy” (Titus 3:4-5). “See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!” (I John 3:1). “And so we know and rely on the love God has for us” (I John 4:16).
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Steve Cornell
 

About Wisdomforlife

Just another worker in God's field.
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