“The attitude you should have is the one that Christ Jesus had:” (Phi 2:5)
No-one carried the Robe of the Servant better than Jesus who emptied himself,
laid aside the splendour of his glory and assumed the form of a servant.
The Father confirmed the servant hood of Christ – and honored 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. Even though some elements of it pervaded through his miracles, 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)
The minds of the far greater part were blinded and their hearts hardened.
The form of God in which he was, was hidden from them. Instead, Jesus willingly volunteered to come to earth as a nobody.
“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)
“He had no dignity or beauty to make us take notice of him.
He was reckoned by many to be 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.
He appeared in human nature, took the form of a servant and ministered to men by preaching the Gospel to them, by working miracles, by healing diseases and by going about doing good.
Just like Jesus, we are all called to be servants of the Most High.
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 armor of God, is Christ himself, the timeless Servant.