Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. – Philippians 2.9-11
The last few verses have all been about Jesus' humbling and submission and obedience. They have been a great reminder about all that Jesus did for us. My heart has been challenged and touched by all that he did for me. If we look at the cross as the finish it would look like this was in vain.
But that wasn't the end. All of this happened for the ultimate purpose that one day He will be lifted up, not just for His people but before the whole world. We will be acknowledging Christ as Lord in glory and adulation and those who have never come to Him will see Him as Lord in judgement.
On that day we will join in the chorus and we will realise that it really has been worth it all. Jesus went through all we have seen so that He can be lifted us up and lift us up with Him for all eternity,
I am so looking forward to that wonderful day when He finally gets all the glory that He is due. Since we will all one day be confessing Him as Lord let’s live lives that confess His as Lord today. Let’s pray and share so that our friends and loved ones can confess Him as Saviour and not as Judge.
The Jesus we worship may be mocked and ridiculed and doubted and blasphemed today, but rejoice that one day He will be lifted up before all.