Do not be proud, but be willing to associate
with people of low position.
At the risk of sounding like a broken record, it happened again. A verse I assigned to the month of December way back in January, with no thought of what was to come. It was just the next verse in line.
But yet that verse up there is so fitting.
What a better time of year to discuss someone willing to associate with someone of a low position than in the month of December?
The month that we celebrate the time when Someone gave up His throne, His glory, His comfort.
Right now I bet you can think of someone that is a little bit better off than you. Has a few more creature comforts.
And I bet you can think of someone who looks at you that way as well.
But here came Jesus.
He leveled the playing field. We are all of low position. We have nothing to be proud of.
Even the best among us are tainted by sin. We are all in need of the saving hope that came that one night in Bethlehem.
I am so very thankful that Jesus was willing to associate with people of low position.
To live as a human and associate with all of us.
He knows our need. To our weakness is no stranger.
He knows the feeling of feeling low. He hit the lowest point for us. And was able to triumphantly rise from it as well.
This Christmas week, as we celebrate the birth of Jesus, let's not idly pass by the manger, but stop in awe that God chose a baby to come live among us.
Us of low position.
Emmanuel. God with us.