God alone is Sovereign

1 Chronicles 29:11

Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours. Yours is the kingdom, O LORD, and you are exalted as head above all.

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Friday, March 11, 2011

Lower is Exalted

I found this on my hard drive I rambled off a while back. Thought I'd post it for your enjoyment.

God being perfect, lacking nothing and needing no one to worship Him, chose to give grace by lowering Himself out of the realms of eternity and becoming part of His creation as Jesus Christ the Righteous One. He, the Lord over all things became a man to save man.

He then continued to lower Himself while on earth by being born not of royalty, but as a common. He was a carpenter from Nazareth and more than likely poor by worldly standards.

He being fully God waited for 30 years to start His ministry of seeking the lost. He had no earthly home, earthly estate, and more than likely nothing more than what He had on His person.

He lowered Himself by putting up with the ungodly and impure, washing the disciple’s feet, associating with people who would betray Him, and putting up with lies being spoken by those who claimed to know God.

His own disciples could not even stay awake to pray before His arrest. He was betrayed. He was stripped. He was whipped. He was beaten. He was shamed. He was crucified as a criminal although He never committed a crime. He was murdered by hanging on a tree.

And after this amazing demonstration of humility and obedience to the Scriptures, He was exalted with great power by first bursting forth from the grave three days after His death. And then riding the clouds alive as a real man to heaven where He then was exalted and given the Name that is over all other names. He is seated next to the Father and coming again for His bride.

Are you ready?

1 comment:

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