Studying the ministry of Jesus, we learn that his humility was one of the keys by which the divine power to heal and save mankind became accessible to him. Humility gave him unequaled success as the Exemplar of God's plan and purpose. Jesus recognized God as the source and creator of all that is good and real. To the young man who addressed him as "Good Master," he said (Luke 18:19), "Why callest thou me good? none is good, save one, that is, God." Thus Jesus refuted the suggestion that there is a basis of good separate from God.

When the Jews charged Jesus with making himself equal with God, he replied (John 5:19, 20): "Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise. For the Father loveth the Son, and sheweth him all things that himself doeth." The Master had experienced and used the power that an unselfed turning to God brings to one.

Because of his inherent goodness and pure spirituality Jesus was always in complete rapport with the heavenly Father. He daily manifested the Christ as the actual life of man. His words were not inspired by human wisdom or material theories. He spoke only as the divine Mind gave utterance to truth. The wisdom of his sermons was beyond the understanding of some of his hearers, and they asked (John 7:15), "How knoweth this man letters, having never learned?"

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