When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is? Mat. 16:13
Jesus did not ask the question above because he had an identity crisis or was suffering from low self-esteem. He willingly chose to humble himself, took on the form of a man, and decided to serve rather than be served. While God the Father called Jesus His only begotten Son, many people considered him one of the great prophets. Demons knew him and called him the Son of the living God. Jesus knew who He was but chose to call himself the Son of man. That is how he displayed humility throughout his earthly life. People who genuinely acknowledge Jesus as the Son of God also submit to His Lordship. When you choose humility and live it out, people will elevate you. The egocentric is dying daily for recognition, but all he gets are holes poked into his over-inflated ego. “… those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted” (Luke 14:11).
Author: Rev. Sunday Bwanhot, ECWA USA DCC Chairman
Rev. Sunday Bwanhot is a missionary to America serving with SIM/ECWA. He is an Economist by profession and has worked as a Statistician with Kaduna State Government. He later pioneered and managed the Challenge Press of ECWA in Jos before God’s call to pioneer the Prayer Ministry of ECWA in Jos, Nigeria. In 1993, God called him to Chicago as a missionary and has been serving there since 1995 to date. Currently, he pastors ECWA Chicago which he planted and serves as the Chairman of the ECWA USA District Church Council. Loves being a grandpa of 8 grandchildren and enjoys writing.