Philippians 2:8-11 – And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross. 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.
This, of course, must be the great goal of all that you do… to glorify God. Jesus humbled Himself for others, and God highly exalted Him; and the result of this exaltation is glory to God. Our Lord’s exaltation began with His resurrection. When men buried the body of Jesus, that was the last thing any human hands did to Him. From that point on, it was God who worked. Men had done their worst to the Saviour, but God exalted Him and honored Him. Men gave Him names of ridicule and slander, but the Father gave Him a glorious name! He arose from the dead and then returned in victory to heaven, ascending to the Father’s throne.
How are you glorifying your God? One sure way of bringing God glory is to mimic what Jesus did while He was here on earth. Humbling Himself and being obedient to His heavenly Father right to the very end of His life. James tells you to “Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up.” (James 4:10) Just as Jesus was highly exalted, you will be lifted up and strengthened when you keep yourself humble. Your challenge this week is to humble yourself before the Lord, first by bowing yourself to Him in submission and second by confessing the Lord Jesus by choosing your words carefully. God bless you.