Romans 15:3  For Christ did not please himself, but as it is written, “The reproaches of those who reproached you fell on me.” (ESV) This verse should jar our very senses. It there was ever a person on this earth who should have lived to please himself it was the Son of God himself. He alone is fully God. As a result he should be glorified. In fact, if he lived for himself it would mean that he was giving glory to himself. That would completely appropriate. Jesus did not please himself. The King of kings humbled himself to the point of allowing himself to receive the reproach of godless, rebellious, wretched mankind. It would have been one thing if the God of the universe would have added humanity to his being and then been worshiped and honored. Instead, the thanks he received was to be falsely accused, mocked, and killed on a cross. Now consider what our society teaches us on a daily basis. We are told that we should live for ourselves. We need to believe in ourselves. M
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