“He humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.”
So where is your limit? We’ve all got one. Eventually we stop thinking about others, and the self interests seem to kick in. Some call it biology, some call it evolution, and yet we all know it’s there; an eventual point which we all know we’d throw in the towel on others and start thinking about our own interests.
I look at Jesus, and while I in no way perfectly reflect this in my own life, it does give me a great standard to hold myself up against. His selflessness had no limit. He served us for 33 years in so many ways. He became a man. He submitted to our rules and authority. He served and lived among sinners. He cared for those who were trying to use him. He sought out those who wanted nothing to do with him. He lovingly rebuked those who thought they knew him but did not. And then he died, a terrible horrible death, all for the sake of serving me.
We’ll never be that type of servant, but it’s a true wake up call when those selfish thoughts and those apathetic reactions creep up. To remember him and know him in His suffering, should be the life and goal of every believer.