Jesus never called attention to Himself–even in His miracles He relied on the Holy Spirit to manifest the Father’s works through Him. He never used His powers as the Son of God, but acted in total dependence upon the Father as the Son of Man. Satan constantly tempted Him to resort to using His Divine Powers as the Son of God when Jesus was fasting in the wilderness for 40 days- “Jump off of the pinnacle of the temple–and SHOW the people Who you are for it is written that the angels will catch you lest you hit your foot against a stone”, satan told Jesus (in so many words). Jesus was aware of the snare Satan was placing before Him, so He responded, “It is also written that you must not tempt the Lord your God”
Jesus knew that mankind must receive Him as the Son of Man in order to come to the Father through Him- so He intentionally relied on the Holy Spirit and His Father for all things- including spiritual gifts.
On one occasion, Jesus was invited to a wedding feast. The party quickly ran out of of wine, so Mary, Jesus’s mother, came to Him and told Him their problem. Jesus told her in certain words: “woman, my hour has not yet come; what is your part?” – So Mary told the servants, ‘Do whatever He tells you to do” and the servants listened to Jesus and filled up the 6 thirty gallon jars with water. They then drew some out and took it to the steward of the feast, as directed by Jesus. The steward was so impressed that he called the bridegroom over and exclaimed to him how he had saved the best wine for last. Only Mary, the servants, and some of the disciples knew what had just happened. Jesus’s humility is very evident in this event- He could have called attention to Himself- that it was due to Him that the water was turned into great tasting wine- but He remaned silent and in the background , content in seeing the Father’s perfect will accomplished -even in this.
Another powerful example was when Jesus was placed on trial, and then nailed to the cross as our sacrifice. Jesus suffered in silence and you do not once hear our Lord declare to all who would listen that He was dying for them as their sacrifice. He endured the agonizing pain quietly– and only spoke when led by the Holy Spirit- for the Father’s honor. His last words before surrendering His spirit to the Father were, “It is finished! Father into your hands, I commend My spirit” and then in love and deep reverence for the Father in Heaven, He bowed His head and gave up His soul. Jesus could have used His Divine powers as Son of God to come off of that cross- especially during the period when the pharisees and all who hated Him were jeering at Him sarcastically while He hung there naked . “If you are the Son of God, then come down from that cross!” many of the ruling elite yelled at Him as He hung there. He remained quiet as it was perfect Love that held Him on that cross, and kept Him from coming down.
Before Jesus’ ministry –in the wilderness, satan tried to make Jesus use His Divine powers as son of God to prove His Kingship– His Divinity, When Jesus refused to succumb to this tempation, the scriptures read how satan left Jesus– “for a season”. Throughout His ministry and especially at the last of hours of His Sacrifice, satan returned again and again to tempt Him- yet Jesus continued to resist temptation. relying on the Holy Spirit, Jesus suffered on that cross as man- God He is, Yet He continously relied on the Father for all His needs and would not spare Himself the sufferings of soul, body and spirit. He suffered as the Man He also is– the Son of Man and yet the Son of God
Oh My Lord–, There is Noone as Beautiful as You Are!