Monday, June 11, 2012

Bible Verse of the Week: Humility and Submission

"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 2:10-11

This verse is centered on humility and submission. The passage that this verse is taken from teaches that we have an attitude like Christ. Jesus said in Matthew 11:29, "Learn from Me...I am humble in heart." The physical act of bowing displays humbleness; doing it unto God is acknowledging and accepting His power and greatness. In Psalm 95:6, David urges, "Come...let us kneel before the LORD our Maker." Indeed, as stated in the verse, all will bow and confess that Jesus in Lord. Note that the verse does not say that all will have truly believed in Christ; it only says that all will humbly admit that Christ is Lord. For now, I encourage you to keep your heart forever humble and submissive before God that you may be a true imitator of Christ. ~Jesselyn

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