He humbled Himself.
-Philippians ii 8
Jesus is the great teacher of lowliness of heart. We need daily to learn of Him... Is not this sentence the compendium of His biography, "He humbled Himself"? Was He not on earth always stripping off first one robe of honour and then another, till, naked, He was fastened to the cross, and there did He not empty out His inmost self, pouring out His life-blood, giving up for all of us... How low was our Redeemer brought? How then can we be proud?
Stand at the foot of the cross, and count the purple drops by which you have been cleansed... And if you do not lie prostrate on the ground before the cross, you have never seen it... A sense of Christ's amazing love to us has a greater tendency to humble than even a consciousness of our own guilt... Pride cannot live beneath the cross. Let us sit there and learn our lesson, and then rise and carry it into practice.