Greatness always begins with servanthood.
For that reason, if you want to progress in life, you must put on the Robe of the servant!
“But now don’t be discouraged, any of you. Do the work, for I am with you.” (Hag 2:4)
“The attitude you should have is the one that Christ Jesus had:” (Phi 2:5)
“He always had the nature of God, but he did not think that by force he should try to remain equal with God. Instead of this, of his own free will he gave up all he had, and took the nature of a servant. He became like a human being and appeared in human likeness. He was humble and walked the path of obedience all the way to death— his death on the cross.” (Phi 2:6-8)
The Father confirmed the servanthood of Christ, in fact honouring Him for it.
“Here is my servant, whom I strengthen— the one I have chosen, with whom I am pleased. I have filled him with my Spirit, and he will bring justice to every nation.” (Isa 42:1/Mat 12:18)
The majestic glory of his divine nature was hidden out of sight. Admittedly some elements of it pervaded through his miracles, but his true glory was only seen by a few.
“As they looked on, a change came over Jesus: his face was shining like the sun, and his clothes were dazzling white.” (Mat 17:2)
Jesus willingly volunteered to come to earth as a nobody, wearing the Robe of the servant.
He hid His true form as God from the people, consequently, the minds of the majority were blinded and their hearts hardened.
“He had no dignity or beauty to make us take notice of him. There was nothing attractive about him, nothing that would draw us to him.” (Isa 53:2)
“We despised him and rejected him; he endured suffering and pain. No one would even look at him— we ignored him as if he were nothing.” (Isa 53:3)
Many indeed reckoned Him as a low life!
“The Son of Man came, and he ate and drank, and you said, ‘Look at this man! He is a glutton and wine drinker, a friend of tax collectors and other outcasts!’ ” (Luk 7:34)
Though infinitely great and glorious, he did not assume his deity.
Jesus appeared in human nature as a servant and ministered to men. He preached the Gospel to them, worked miracles, healed diseases and went about doing good.
Just like Jesus, Father God is calling each one of us to put on the Robe of the servant.
But you must keep control of yourself in all circumstances; endure suffering, do the work of a preacher of the Good News, and perform your whole duty as a servant of God. (2Ti 4:5)
The Robe of the servant, just like the rest of the armour of God, is Christ himself, the timeless Servant.