Psalm 113:4 The LORD is high above all nations, and his glory above the heavens.
5 Who is like unto the LORD our God, who dwelleth on high,
6 Who humbleth himself to behold the things that are in heaven, and in the earth!
The Lord is high above His creation. He “is high above all nations, and his glory above the heavens” (Psalm 113:4). He is so exalted that He must humble “himself to behold the things that are in heaven, and in the earth” (Psalm 113:6). As strange as it may seem, it humbles God to behold His creation (i.e., the sun, the moon, and the stars). The Bible even declares that “the stars are not pure in his sight” (Job 25:5). All of these things were created by God, yet it humbles Him to behold them. Not only is this true of the Father, but God the Son humbled Himself when He was adorned with a body of flesh (Philippians 2:8). God created man, yet it humbled Him to take on a body of flesh like man.
· (For children): God the Son left heaven’s glory (where everything is perfect) to come to this world and take upon Himself a body like ours. He understands what it is like to be hungry, thirsty, and tired. He chose to become a man and did so willingly so that He could die for our sins on the cross.
· (For everyone): In what ways could the Lord’s beholding His creation be humbling to the Creator? In what ways could the Son have been humbled by taking upon Himself a body of flesh?
· It is important to note that God did not humble Himself because of pride; He humbled Himself for us. If God can humble Himself for us, shouldn’t we be willing to humble ourselves for Him?
· Ask God to help you to be willing to humble yourself.
· Take time to thank God for becoming a man for us.
Song: I Gave My Life for Thee