God chose a humble couple to bring forth the incarnation of his Son—Joseph, the carpenter, and Mary, his wife, were so poor they couldn’t afford the more expensive sacrifice for purification during the dedication of Jesus, and had to settle for turtle doves instead, which were meant for the poorest of the poor. (Luke 2:22-24; Leviticus 12:6-8). Be humble!
God chose the lowly town of Bethlehem to be the birth place of his only begotten Son! (Micah 5:2). Be humble!
The great Son of God was delivered in a manger, sharing cribs with donkeys, asses, goats and co. (Luke 2:4-7). Be humble!
God sent angels to notify lowly shepherds sleeping in the field with their flocks about the birth of his Son (Luke 2:8-14). Be humble!
God bypassed the ecclesiastical and political leaders in Israel to reveal the birth of his Son to heathen astrologers in Babylon (Matthew 2:1-2). Be humble!
God bypassed the high priest in the Temple to reveal the true identity of the Baby Jesus to a poor elderly widow and a simple old saint of low hierarchy (Luke2:25-38). Be humble!
God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble (1Peter 5:5). Be humble!
Be humble this Christmas season and always. Don’t be high-minded, but condescend to men of low estate! Remember the poor and needy even as you celebrate the birth of the meek and lowly Jesus! (Romans 12:16; Matthew 11:29; Matthew 25:31-46).
Let the humbling circumstances of the first Christmas humble you even as you allow the mind of Christ to be in you, as you submit to him as Lord and Saviour in humility. Be humble!
1 Corinthians 1:26-29
For consider your calling, brothers: not many of you were wise according to worldly standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth. But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, so that no human being might boast in the presence of God (ESV).