Monday, September 20, 2010

Humility and Obendience

"And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. 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."
Paul is explaining how the greatest act of humility is the most worthy of praise. Paul leaves no doubt as to how worthy of honor and praise Jesus is. So worthy of praise that EVERY knee will bow and EVERY tongue will confess Him as Lord.

I'm challenged today by the obedience of Christ. He was obedient to the point of death. By His grace, I can be obedient. Although, He has only called me to obedience to the point of dying to myself and to potential rejection...much less than the point of death, even death on a CROSS! There is something God has continually been placing on my heart to say to someone and I haven't wanted to because of the potential strife it may cause and quite simply it will make me uncomfortable. Praise the Lord for leading me to this verse to encourage and challenge me to be obedient to the point of "potential" strife and discomfort by reminding me that He was obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.

Until the Whole World Knows,
Jonathan Sharp

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