Lady Diana Cooper was attending a reception for the 100th birthday of Sir Robert Mayer. It was a stately event with scores of prominent figures.
As the evening progressed, Lady Diana began a conversation with another lady she didn’t recognize because of her failing eyesight.
As they talked, Lady Diana leaned in to see one of her companion’s diamonds. To her surprise and embarrassment, she realized she was talking to the Queen.
With a curtsy, Lady Diana apologized for not recognizing the queen, adding that she didn’t recognize her without her crown.
The queen replied that she left her crown at home because she didn’t want to distract from the guest of honor that evening.
We recognize the humility of a queen choosing to set aside her crown for an evening for the sake of another. But even this example pales in comparison to God, the Creator of heaven and earth, humbling Himself to become a man and to die to save His creatures.
Philippians 2:5-11 beautifully explains this humility of the Lord Jesus Christ and calls us to follow His example of humility and obedience.
Open the Inductive Bible Study app and join us in the interactive study of Philippians 2:5-11 titled “Christ’s Example of Humility and Obedience.“