They do all their deeds to be seen by others. For they make their phylacteries broad and their fringes long, and they love the place of honor at feasts and the best seats in the synagogues and greetings in the marketplaces and being called rabbi by others. But you are not to be called rabbi, for you have one teacher, and you are all brothers. And call no man your father on earth, for you have one Father, who is in heaven. Neither be called instructors, for you have one instructor, the Christ. The greatest among you shall be your servant. Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.
by: Jasmine Lynch.
“Whoever exalts himself shall be humbled; and whoever humbles himself shall be exalted” (v.12). There are several instances recorded in the Bible where Jesus lashed out against the Rabbis because they loved to exalt themselves. The last time Jesus met with the twelve apostles, He taught them a lesson on humility, knowing when they realized that He was gone, they would reflect on the last thing He said and did. Jesus was the epitome of humility and because of that, He volunteered to die in our place so that we can live eternally. For that He is exalted. How do you practice humility?