He is Everything

We are nothing. He is everything.

Anonymous (2012-09-20). Embracing Obscurity: Becoming Nothing in Light of God’s Everything (p. 52). B&H Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.

So ends Chapter Three in Embracing Obscurity.  It sums up a beautifully detailed chapter on the humility of Christ and the pride of Satan…and just to whom do we identify with more?  Drawing from Isaiah 14:12-16 and Ezekiel 28:12-17 for a snapshot of Satan’s audacity to try to elevate himself above His creator and his resultant humiliation we see the truth of Ephesians 2:1-3 in ourselves.  I struggle daily, even minute by minute, to have the mind of Christ (Phil 2:6-8).  Instead, I default to “the prince of the power of the air” and his mind.

The author brings to point a stark point that I hadn’t thought to consider:

The Supreme Being of the universe came to Earth as a helpless baby, was raised within the confines of obscurity, and— at the height of His brief “success”— the crowds turned on Him and unfairly nailed Him to a cross like a common criminal.

Anonymous (2012-09-20). Embracing Obscurity: Becoming Nothing in Light of God’s Everything (p. 52). B&H Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.

This is our model!  A servant is no greater than his master and my master humbled Himself, became nothing and died. This is what Philippians 2:6-8 says, just in a way we can “grasp” a bit better.  He confined Himself to obscurity, Him who

All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made.
(John 1:3 ESV)

For the glory and purpose of His Father.  Which was to redeem a people unto Himself.  I see how much I don’t resonate with this mentality.  How much more aggressively I need to be with the Holy Spirit leading me to crucify my own selfish wants, desires, pride and search for glory so I may too, have the mind of Christ and be able to say:  I am nothing.  He is everything.

 

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