Reflection on Philippians 2:5-11

Scripture

And every tongue [will] confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Observation

Jesus Christ is God but He did not hold on to that position. Rather He gave up all His privileges and all His glory to be come a human being- a man of humble status. He lived as God’s servant all the way to the cross.

Because He humbled Himself, God raised Him to the place of highest honour and gave Him the name above all names.

At the name of Jesus every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.

Application

Jesus became a human being and lived for the glory of God. He died a horrifying death on the cross for our salvation. Because of this, He is honoured by the Father.

The day will come when Jesus is recognised as Lord by every person, every angel, every demon, every authority and power. For some, this confession comes willingly and joyfully. For others it is reluctant and begrudgingly.

On Palm Sunday, when the Pharisees tried to stop the street party, Jesus aid, “If the people stop praising me then the rocks will praise me.”

The whole of creation is involved in this wonderful song of praise to God. It is only sinful people who refuse to join in. But one day this will be changed, and every part of creation- the unseen and the seen- will honour Jesus.

What a privilege it is to be a part of this, to be amongst the forerunners in this anthem of praise.

In just over a week’s time we celebrate the mystery of Easter. This shows God’s great love for us in defeating sin on Good Friday and death on Easter Sunday. Let us always live in praise for these great victories.

Prayer

Lord Jesus, every tongue will confess you are Lord. You are the true King and the only Lord. Help me to make my life a constant hymn of praise. Amen.

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