Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.Philippians 2:6-7
Jesus was born in very humble circumstances and to an average family in the world’s view. Jesus never performed any miracles for himself but lived his life in human likeness so he could experience our life. Whatever circumstances Mary and Joseph experienced, God took care of them. So maybe the worldly level of life that Jesus lived is ideal for Christians, because God provided their needs.
Not everyone in the world can live at the worldly level of Jesus, because their always be upper class, middle class, and lower class, according to the world’s definition. But whatever class we live in, God will change our hearts and provide for our needs, both spiritual and physical. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. (Matthew 6:33)
When God provides our worldly needs and the Holy Spirit satisfies our soul, we tend to mentally be satisfied with the worldly level that Jesus lived. When our souls are filled with the fruit of the Spirit, we become satisfied and content with what the Lord provides us. And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:17)
The riches of the world become meaningless compared to knowing Christ. What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ. (Philippians 3:8) The apostle Paul lost everything but considered them garbage that he gained Christ, and it is the same for us. Christ provides life to the full meaning nothing is missing, and Christ provides what we can never find in the world. He fills our soul with his divine love, peace, and joy; and love drives away fear. It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. (Galatians 5:1) Christ offers us divine freedom that the world cannot provide.
Today seek the divine blessings of God which cannot be found in the world, and have a thankful heart for these blessings. Reflect God’s love with a thankful heart, because when others see a truly thankful heart it can be powerful witness for Christ.
Prayer: Thank you for filling my soul so I can always be content like the apostle Paul, and help me to reflect this divine contentment. In Jesus name, Amen