From John Eldredge in Beautiful Outlaw:
Because of His extraordinary humility, no seems to fully grasp just who [He] is. But [at the crucifixion] nature knows, and cannot bear it – the earth convulses; the sun hides his face. It is only after the resurrection that the full reality begins to dawn on mankind. If it has even dawned on us yet.
Elsewhere, Eldredge urges us to embrace just how human Jesus became.
You must rid yourselves of the ‘Einsten doing first-grade math’ image.. If Jesus chose a genuine humanity, and drew His power from the Father as we must do, then we can live as He did.”
The apostle Paul wrote:
…who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. (Philippians 2.6-8)
Jesus lived in complete dependence on the Father, urging us to do the same. That’s humbling humility.
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