Friday 16th November 2018
Text – Philippians 2:5-11
You don’t become a great doctor by working in a great hospital; rather, you become a great doctor by ministering to patients and making your patients have great health. You don’t become a great teacher because you teach in a great school or went to a great school. You become a great teacher because you have produced great students and have done something for them. So, you have a great assignment to find out in whose greatness your own greatness is contained. As an employee or as a boss your greatness is locked up in somebody else’s greatness. It is not in somebody else’s failure, so stop fighting people.
Think of the mother of John and Charles Wesley. The greatness of that woman was locked in the greatness of her children. She produced world class Christians for God. She spent one hour every week with each of her children discussing spiritual things with them and they agreed to be champion children. One of them was Charles Wesley that wrote hymns and the other was John Wesley, the preacher and founder of the Methodist Church. His mother understood this law of greatness and began to invest in their greatness day after day.
Jesus recognized that His own greatness was locked up in the Father’s greatness. Not once did He hesitate to give honour to the Father. It was Jesus that said, “My Father is greater than I.” The Father gave Him all authority because He never stole authority from the Father. If you look at the first verses 5-8, there are seven steps that Jesus took and in verses 9-11, there are 7 steps of exaltation that God gave Him correspondingly because He fulfilled this law of greatness.
PRAYER: Lord, I pray for divine enablement and a humble heart to team up with who and what I am to make great in Jesus’s name. Amen!
BIBLE IN A YEAR: Ezekiel 33:1-34:31, Hebrews 13:1-25, Psalm 115:1-18, Proverbs 27:21-22