Evening Devotional, 28 June 2024

Evening Devotional, 28 June 2024

Friday: Following Christ’s Example of Perfect Leadership

Scripture Reading: Philippians 2:5-8

“Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, 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.”

Reflection: The Apostle Paul in Philippians presents the ultimate example of humility and leadership through Jesus Christ. Jesus, who possessed all authority and power, chose to relinquish His divine privileges to serve humanity, ultimately sacrificing His life for our salvation. This passage challenges every believer to emulate Christ’s humility and servant-hearted leadership.

As you reflect tonight, consider how you can embody this level of humility in your roles and relationships:

• Where might you be holding onto privileges or status at the expense of serving others?

• How can you demonstrate Christ-like humility in practical ways in your daily interactions?

Application:

• Identify areas in your life where you can “empty yourself” to serve others more effectively. This might mean stepping back to let others lead, sharing resources with those in need, or simply offering your time to listen and support someone else.

• Consider a specific action you can take this week to demonstrate humility. It could be as simple as admitting a mistake or as significant as starting a project that benefits others more than it benefits you.

Prayer Focus: Lord Jesus, Your example of humility and sacrifice is both awe-inspiring and challenging. Help me to have the same mindset as You, where I do not cling to status or comfort but willingly serve those around me. Give me the strength to act humbly and the courage to put others first, just as You did. Help me to lead by serving, to love by giving, and to proclaim Your kingdom through my actions. May my life reflect Your love and humility in all that I do. Amen.

Use this devotional to deeply internalize the call to humble service, encouraging you to follow in the footsteps of Christ, transforming not only your perspective on leadership but also how you interact within your community and beyond.