Humility Is A Nice But Rare Trait To Find – John 3:13

“No one has ascended to heaven but He who came down from heaven, that is, the Son of Man who is in heaven.” John 3:13

Jesus calls himself the Son of Man. In this simple title we find all of the humility and lowliness of our exalted King. He was the Son of God, but he refers to himself as the Son of Man? Was there any honor in such a title? God‘s reputation is far superior to man’s. God is without sin and perfect. Man is sinful and imperfect. So why did Jesus call himself the Son of Man? Perhaps it is because his love for us is so great that he desires to always identify himself with us. No, man is not honorable, but he honors us by his association with us, the prized creation. This is true humility. He has the right to take the most exalted name and yet he choose the one with the least respect. Oh what a lesson we all can learn from the Son of Man. In an age where titles mean so much and service so little, who would call themselves the Son of Man? The church as so many titles for men of honor who demand to be addressed appropriately, yet they are all less than the Son of Man. The corporate world is structured by titles which represent achievement; which SVP is willing to be the Son of Man. We love to title success, but true success is found in our character and integrity. I seek to model Jesus, and not think so above my fellowman of myself that I fail to serve them. The Son of Man did not come to be served but serve. If we desire to be like Christ, then we too must embrace the rare trait of humility.

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Author:De'Andre Salter

De'Andre Salter is a nationally recognized entrepreneur and senior pastor of The Tabernacle, a fast-growing, non-denominational ministry in South Plainfield, New Jersey. Salter is a self-made success and CEO of Professional Risk Solutions, LLC, the largest minority-owned specialty brokerage firm in the United States. A Jersey native and Drew University graduate, Salter was honored as one of the “Top 40 Black Executives Under Forty” by The Network Journal. In addition to winning souls, he has a vision to build communities through supporting entrepreneurs. His book,Hope in the Hood, is a springboard to helping others who hail from neighborhoods like his in Newark, build and grow businesses in their community. He is offering not just a step-by-step action plan, but also financial resources.

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