προσκυνέω (Proskuneō) | Poverty of Spirit 2

Consider Christ, the firstborn of the dead. Of the dead. Of them who have humbled themselves and died to self and have hence entered into God's glory. He is the first of such people, being our captain. That is He whom we must follow. For the Word says we are to look to Him as author and finisher of our faith. He started it. He ended it. He is the first. And He is our example. And this is how He did it: spiritual poverty. He humbled himself.

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προσκυνέω (Proskuneō) | His Love, My Life

What trips me is not Jesus coming down in total humility and obedience to the extreme. That's huge. But what really gets me is that He's constantly Hoseaing His way into hearts, purchasing hearts that were created by and for Him. He redeemed what was already His and bought us back to Himself for a price that can never be topped. And we were already His. Oh. Such love. It will take me years and years and years to get there. It will require constant walking and working, loving and faithing. It will require pressing into, and losing every bit of self I carry. It will require constant warring with the flesh. It will require a yoke of humility in a world where pride is the way up.