While meditating on the readings for today, it occurred to me to get a dictionary definition for the word humility, and this is what I got: 

“the quality of having a modest or low view of one’s importance.” 

The dictionary gave me humbleness, modestness, meekness, and lack of pride, similar to humility. After carefully going through the definition, I decided to use what is written in Philippians 2:6-7 which says, 

“who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God as something to be exploited, but emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, being born in human likeness. And being found in human form.” 

More emphasis on “…emptied himself, taking the form of a slave…” 

it is essential to note that the definition of humility for every Christian is this example from Jesus Christ: humility is emptying oneself and taking the form of an enslaved person. To empty oneself is nullifying something to make it ineffective. A slave is from the Greek word ‘doulos’, which can be explained as a person who depends on his master. Jesus emptied himself and became a slave so that man could be saved.

We begin to know things in the womb, and when we come out, we never stop learning, and even when we are old, we continue to learn. One thing is obvious: humble people can learn more, and although they may be seen as ‘stupid,’ they are the wisest of all. 

Every Christian is a disciple of Christ, so we must learn from him. We must have a disciple’s tongue to talk to each other. 

“A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.” (Proverbs 15:1)

we must be ready to listen like disciples; we will be struck, we will be attacked, but in all this, we must not pay them back, because the Lord will certainly come to our rescue. When we empty ourselves and take the form of a slave, we will surely go through humiliating times, but we will never be put to shame. 

“Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us—for it is written, ‘Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree” (Galatians 3:13).

My dear Christian friends, when we empty ourselves and take the form of a slave, we will indeed be glorified. Jesus was given the name above every name, and at the mention of His name, every knee shall bow. At the mention of Jesus, demons flee, the sick are healed, at the mention of his name, those in captivity are liberated, and those who are crushed in spirit are saved. All these wonderful things happens because Jesus emptied himself and took the form of a slave. We pray that Jesus Christ helps us be humble and follow his example. AMEN