To show that GOD does not need our reputation He's no respecter of persons and requires us to obey Him.
Do you still have a reputation?
No. I carry the reputation of GOD.
GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST did the same to us.
Philippians 2:7 (Amplified Bible)
But stripped Himself [of all privileges and rightful dignity], so as to assume the guise of a servant (slave), in that He