“Therefore God highly exalted Him and gave Him the name which is above every name…”
— Philippians 2:9
There is a certain exclusiveness about Christmas. There is a uniqueness to it. Jesus Christ stands alone—the unique God-man in the world. He cannot be put in a row with other so-called founders of religion. Jesus Christ claims to be God, who has come into the world to save the lost. One day every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that He is Lord of all.
I talked to a woman at a dinner not so long ago who was a member of some Christian church and she endeavored to defend to me her belief that, “Of course I’m a Christian, but I believe that anyone who lives a sincere life and tries to do good will eventually get to heaven.” She missed the point entirely.
By saying this, she is simply saying she’s not a Christian. She doesn’t understand what Christmas means and what Christianity is. If it were true that Christianity were a religion that said, “Try to do the best you can. Do what God has said in His word. Try to live by the teachings of Jesus Christ, who is a great prophet. Follow the Sermon on the Mount. Do what your conscience tells you. Be kind to your neighbor, and perhaps you’ll get to Heaven,”—if Christianity were a religion that said that, then I maintain that any other religion would be equally as good, because they all have their ethics. They all have their principles. They all have their rules. But none of them has a Savior except Christianity.
Jesus, my Savior, thank You for humbling Yourself and opening the way to heaven for us, who cannot get there on our own. Give us the strength to live humble lives and follow in Your footsteps…
BY GOD’S STRENGTH, WE
CAN ACQUIRE HUMILITY.