Theme = ‘humility’
Unlike Nebuchadnezzar we need to humble ourselves - lest we are humbled by God.
God doesn’t want an impressive appearance, power, or prestige – he wants something far more important: a humble, obedient, and willing heart.
Size doesn’t matter to God - so let’s give him what we have, however large or small, and trust him to use us wherever we are.
Friends, the problem is we aren’t Christian enough - we need a big does of humility - how can you grow in your discipleship today?
As we live like Jesus in humble, obedient service, as we work out what God is working in us, so together we will shine like stars shine in the night sky. And other people will see and want the one who makes us shine: Jesus Christ.
We aren’t perfect, so our deep unity in Christ doesn’t always make it to the surface. So Paul teaches: be what you are, let the truth of who you are in Christ be visible in your behaviour: that is what it means to conduct ourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ.
Finding joy in the journey begins with abounding in love - but not just any love: the love of Jesus Christ.
The more times I read about Jesus in the Gospels, the more I’m struck by his awesome humility and faithfulness.