03 Jun Position of Humility (Acts 20:19) by Dr. Rich Reich
“I served the Lord with all humility…” ~ Acts 20:19 (full readings)
Rich’s Reflections: As a military supervisor, many would view my job as a position of authority, but on the contrary, I view it as a position of humility. I spend many of my work hours serving those I supervise by mentoring them, establishing their development plans, providing a productive work environment, shielding them from senior leadership, and acknowledging their good performance. I do not selfishly take credit for their efforts, but instead showcase their abilities to others. I think about the famous quote from Stan Lee’s Spider Man comic book: “With great power comes great responsibility.” And I would specify that it comes with the responsibility of humility. Although Jesus was in the form of God, He did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but made Himself nothing, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. (Phil 2:5-11) As Christians, we have a responsibility to be humble, obedient servants like Christ. In our pro-life ministry, may we continue to be humble servants no matter what position we may find ourselves serving.
* Dr. Rich Reich is the co-founder of the National LIFE Runners Team. He is married to Erica and lives in Colorado Springs, CO. Full bio.
Faith Challenge: Pray for humility: Lord Jesus, when You walked the earth, Your humility obscured Your Kingship. Your meekness confused the arrogant, hindering them from grasping Your purpose, Your nobleness attending to the destitutes. Teach me to model after Your eminence, to subject my human nature to humility. Grant me a natural inclination to never view myself greater than anyone. Banish all lingering sparks of self-importance that could elevate me greater than You. Let my heart always imitate Your humility. Amen.
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