10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. ~ Phil 2:9-11
Jesus has been given a name by God, and He has made the Father known to us when he came down to earth to live among us. When you're given a name by God, then you go out to show others who God is. That was one of the purposes for Jesus coming to earth. He came to earth for our salvation, but he also came to earth so we could see His Father as our personal God. He made a name for himself. That name is God. That name is Jesus. That name is excellent. That name is majestic. So when you think of God and you think of his name, it's not just God or the Lord, it's all that he is and all that he does in the world and in your life.
Never forget what he's done in your life. Hopefully, there was a time when you came to him and confessed you were a sinner and received the forgiveness of sins that he offers. When Jesus hung on the cross and said, "Father, forgive them for they know not what they do", he was forgiving not just a few soldiers, but the whole world of all of their sins. But it's only complete when you accept it.
In our scriptural meditation today, we learn that one day every knee shall bow and every tongue shall confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. But you don’t have to wait until judgment day to unwillingly make this confession. You can accept Christ’s forgiveness today and begin your journey of following Him!
He's willing to forgive you of your sins. You just have to say, Lord, I accept your forgiveness. I accept what you did for me. Salvation is open to everyone.
This devotional has been adapted from the message, A Proper Perspective, preached by Pastor Dr. Doug Mann from Psalm 8.
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