6 Who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, 7 but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men. 8 Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. 9 For this reason also, God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, 10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. ~ Philippians 2:6-12
Jesus humbled Himself to leave His glory in Heaven and come to earth for our sake. It’s impossible for us to realize the magnitude of His actions because we cannot imagine the magnitude of His glory as Lord in Heaven. Fully God and fully man, in His humanity He suffered death on the cross, carrying out the Father’s will in spite of the cost to Him. The day will come, though, when every knee will bow to Him and every tongue will confess that He is Lord, to the glory of His Father.
Thank You, Lord, that I do not have to wait until Jesus’ return to know that He is Lord. I bow to Him and confess His Lordship. Help me to live my life to His and Your glory. In His name. Amen.
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