Homeless By Choice

“But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:” (Phil. 2:7)

Years ago, I read about a group of men from a church who had a heart to reach the homeless in their city.

They found where the homeless lived and for about three days each year, they would go live among them in order to grow in their love and compassion for them.

They would do their best to live like the homeless lived for those three days. They didn’t take nice tents or sleeping bags to stay in. They didn’t take any food or special warm clothing. 

In fact, the only food they would buy would be from the money they would receive from begging like everyone else. They truly took on the form of the homeless.

I wonder if that isn’t a small picture of what Jesus did for us. The God of all creation left the portals of Glory, came to Earth and “took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:”

Why did He do that? So that He could understand how we live and sympathize with our temptations and suffering. He also came to destroy Satan’s power over us.

Hebrews 2:14 says, “Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;”

Ultimately, Jesus Christ became like us so that we could one day become like Him!

Ask God to help you sympathize with the lost around you, today, remembering where you were before Jesus saved you.

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