Like Jesus: Knees and Tongues

“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 confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” (Philippians 2:9-11)

This passage is one of the earliest known Christian “creeds.” A creed is a statement of belief that defines what it means to be part of a group. True or false: Jesus Christ is Lord, meaning that He is Yahweh, the Maker of heaven and earth, the Holy One of God. Christians says, “True.” Unbelievers say, “False” or “Yes, but . . .”

steps_350One day, every soul who has every existed will finally answer “True” to this question. Some will bow in gratitude; others in shame. Some will be in heaven, others on earth, others in hell — all will finally and fully admit that the once-despised and mocked and spit-on Jesus is, after all, Lord of all.

For anyone who waits until that day to bow before Jesus, it will be too late to be saved by trusting in Him for the forgiveness of their sins. They will suffer in hell forever knowing they were wrong to reject Him. What a day of triumph and despair that will be.

Think: How many people do you know right now who could not honestly bow and confess that Jesus Christ is Lord?

Pray: Ask God to help your unbelieving friends and family members to come to know Him as Father through faith in Jesus.

Do: Make a plan to confess to an unbelieving friend or family member your faith that Jesus Christ is Lord.