Day 273: Deathly Obedience

The Daily Word: Saturday, September 30th, 2017
Isaiah 60:1-62:5
Philippians 1:27-2:18
Psalm 72:1-20
Proverbs 24:11-12
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Commentary from Pastor Michael White:  

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… – Phil 2:8-9

Jesus moved in power. Everywhere He went, signs, miracles and wonders followed! But look what had to happen before God exalted Jesus: Jesus “humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death (v 8). Do you want to walk in miraculous power? Humble yourself and fall at God’s feet in worship; even if it kills you!

Exaltation comes from obedience. Jesus didn’t self-promote. He didn’t ask people to respect His authority and leadership. He humbled Himself and gave up His life for the very people who crucified Him. And the result of His humble obedience was exaltation: He would become the Object of our affection for all eternity.

Pride comes before the fall; but humble obedience leads to greatness.

Prayer:

Father, help me to be humble and obedient, in Jesus’ name! I want to be obedient, even to the point of death. I will worship Jesus, even with my life.

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