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Perfect In Every Way

There was a song by Mac Davis that went something like "Oh Lord, it's hard to be humble, when you're perfect in every way." The lyrics were of course merely intended to poke fun at people who aren't humble, who are suffering (and making others suffer from it in the process) from an exaggerated sense of self. The Bible calls it "vain glory." The song was about prideful human nature that every human that has ever lived has suffered from at one time or another, in one way or another. All humans, except one - Jesus Christ. The Messiah was as human as you or I, but unlike any other human that has ever lived, He truly was perfect in every way - and He knew it. He knew Who He was, and what He was, and yet "made Himself of no reputation, and took upon Him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men" (Philippians 2:7 KJV). If there was anyone who ever had the right not to be humble it was the Son of God. But He was the most humble man that ever lived, not because He had a lot to be humble about, but because humility means being free of sinful pride and arrogance.

"Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory"

The apostle Paul spoke of the Christ as "being in the form of God" and yet "made himself of no reputation":

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"If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies, Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others."

"Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made Himself of no reputation, and took upon Him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, He humbled Himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross."

"Wherefore God also hath highly exalted Him, and given Him a Name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father." (Philippians 2:1-11 KJV)

Fact Finder: When is pride sinful? When is pride not sinful?
See The Two Kinds Of Pride

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