THE EXALTATION OF CHRIST

Scripture Reading: Philippians 2:9-11

“Therefore, God has highly exalted Him and bestowed on Him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” (Philippians 2:9-11)

“Christ’s exaltation consists in His rising again from the dead on the third day, in ascending up into heaven, in sitting at the right hand of God the Father, and in coming to judge the world on the last day” (Westminster Confession of Faith Shorter Catechism #28).

You can see in our verses today how God has exalted Christ to the highest place through His resurrection, ascension, and session at the right hand of God. God bestowed on Jesus the name that is above all names — “Jesus Christ the Lord.” The day will come when all creation will bow before Him — “in heaven and on earth and under the earth.”

For this reason, we who are believers get the great privilege of exalting Jesus Christ now. We know what He did for us in His humiliation. And we rejoice that God has highly exalted Him. Our lives are to be lived for His glory. We are to offer praise to Him and we are to worship Him as the highly exalted Lord of all.

Today let us bow the knee before Him and let our tongues confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Exalted Christ, Your name is above every name. The day will come when every knee will bow and tongue will confess that You are indeed Christ the Lord. Today I come to exalt You. I praise You as the risen Lord of all. You alone deserve all praise, worship and honor for You alone are King of kings and Lord of lords. Receive my praise and thanksgiving this day.

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