The Creator of the universe humbled Himself to take on the form of a human body. He did not employ His divine assets, but learned obedience by the things He suffered.
Jesus Christ allowed the Father to control His disposition. Although He was God in human form, He had no trouble washing the disciples’ feet, healing the sick, comforting the lonely, raising the dead and forgiving guilt-ridden sinners. He took upon Himself the form of a servant. He was scorned, slandered, hated, mocked, rejected and persecuted. Before the crucifixion, He was beaten beyond the point of recognition. Men placed a crown of thorns on His head, pierced His body, and spat in His face. His own disciples fled from Him in the hour of His greatest need after they had promised never to stop following Him. He was rejected by men as He bore their sins.
Yet, He said, “Father forgive them; for they know not what they do” (Luke 23:24a). That is divine disposition. God offers us intimacy with His mind. He offers joint-participation in His eternal plan. And the only thing He requires is for the believer to produce the continuous action of being humble and receiving the Word of God. Christ operating through humanity is the ultimate expression of life.