but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. 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.
Recently, I was sitting in church, just going through the motions. I’ve had a lot on my mind lately and I was finding it hard to focus on the reason I was in church to begin with. Then, God spoke to my heart and gently reminded me why I was there.
Jesus is the reason. He is the One who gave His life for me and He deserves my awe! There is no one else like Jesus. He alone is the Son of God, the Savior of the world, and the Name Above All Names. He is the only one who is worthy of His title. The Father has exalted Him above all else, and I must do the same in my life!
Sometimes it’s easy to forget and get caught up in the mundane things in life and lose focus. So, today I ask myself, has Jesus become common place in my life? Am I giving credit where credit is due? Am I in awe of the One who died to save me? Am I living my life in a way that brings glory to Him?
Jesus knew what he was facing when He came to earth. He knew that He would be separated from the Father as He never had been before and He knew that He would die a brutal death that was reserved for only the worst criminals.
He could have saved Himself from such a painful death. He could have said I’m not the Son of God, I’m just the son of a carpenter and they would have let Him go. Likewise, He could have called upon all the angels in heaven to come down and defend Him and they could have easily destroyed the entire earth.
But He didn’t do that. Instead, He did as the Father asked. He left behind the glory of heaven, humbled Himself and became a servant. He did it for you and for me, so that we could live together with Him forever. He did it because of His great love for us! And for that sacrifice, God has exalted Him and given Him the name which is above all names. He alone is worthy of our praise!
Thank you, Lord Jesus, for loving me enough to die for my sin. Please help me to focus on You and to live my life in a way that pleases You. I love You more than anything and I thank You for reminding me of Your unending love for me. Amen.
Have you accepted Jesus as your Savior? If so, are you living your life for His glory? Today, my prayer for you, is that you will know the love of Jesus and make Him the focus of your life. May His love and peace fill your heart.
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