Philippians 2: 8-11a–“…he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death—even death on a cross! Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord,”
…the decision to become human, and to go all the way along the road of obedience, obedience to the divine plan of salvation, yes, all the way to the cross…It was a decision about what it really meant to be divine…to be equal with God. As you look at the incarnate son of God dying on the cross the most powerful thought you should think is: this is the true meaning of who God is. He is the God of self-giving love. [Wright, N.T. Paul for Everyone, Philippians]
This is God’s good order that Jesus lived and secured, and when the Holy Spirit came to live in each of us, we also received this good order that reorders our entire being and existence. The obedient love of Jesus became God’s eternal victory, and He gave this victory to us! When we confess ‘Jesus is Lord’, we are also believing and receiving this victory – His Lordship over our lives. This is our faith. This is our loving Jesus.
Let’s pray and ask God to help us daily offer and surrender every part of our lives to the Lordship of Jesus, that we may pour out our hearts and souls in living out obedient love in worship of Jesus, for He alone is worthy! As we pray, let’s also worship in song with Greatest Hallelujah (M. Redman) (click here).