A Portrait Of Humility

'In His lessons of instruction to His disciples, Jesus taught them that His kingdom is not a worldly kingdom, where all are striving for the highest position; but He gave them lessons in humility and self-sacrifice for the good of others. His humility did not consist in a low estimate of His own character and qualifications, but in adapting Himself to fallen humanity, in order to raise them up with Him to a higher life.' (FE142)

'Where would have been the hope of the lowly in life, had He come in exaltation and dwelt as a king upon the earth?' (MM22)
He 'humbled Himself from the Highest authority, from the position of One equal with God, to the lowest place, that of a servant.' (3T566)
He, 'the King of glory, stooped low to take humanity. Rude and forbidding were His earthly surroundings.
His glory was veiled, that the majesty of His outward form might not become an object of attraction. He shunned all outward display. Jesus purposed that no attraction of an earthly nature should call men to His side. Only the beauty of heavenly truth must draw those who follow Him. The character of the Messiah had long been foretold in prophecy, and He desired men to accept Him upon the testimony of the word of God.' (DA43)
' He points us to the path He trod, saying, "If any man will come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me." (MH197)
Jesus 'sought to correct the world's false standard of judging the value of men. He took His position with the poor, that He might lift from poverty the stigma that the world had attached to it. He has stripped from it forever the reproach of scorn, by blessing the poor, the inheritors of God's kingdom.' (MH197)

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