NAME ABOVE ALL NAMES
For this reason also, God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus EVERY KNEE WILL BOW, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
There is no challenge you will ever face in life where Christ is not sufficient to meet every demand. He is all sufficient in every trial or circumstance of life. When our world is unpredictable, He is our sovereign king. when you feel alienated from God, He is our high priest. When we have wandered off of the path, He is the Good Shepherd. When we are stubborn and defiant, He graciously brings His staff of correction. When we face enemies greater than we are, He is our captain who mightily leads us in triumph. Listen to Charles Spurgeon’s comments about our gracious Redeemer.
“Jesus, the Redeemer, is altogether ours and ours for ever. All the offices of Christ are held on our behalf. He is king for us, priest for us, and prophet for us. Whenever we read a new title of the Redeemer, let us appropriate him as ours under that name as much as under any other. The shepherd’s staff, the father’s rod, the captain’s sword, the priest’s mitre, the prince’s sceptre, the prophet’s mantle, all are ours. Jesus hath no dignity which he will not employ for our exaltation, and no prerogative which he will not exercise for our defence. His fulness of Godhead is our unfailing, inexhaustible treasure-house.”
What kind of challenge do you face today? Is there anything too hard for God? Is there anything in this world or in the world to come that can separate you from the love of God revealed for us in Christ Jesus our Savior? I am convinced that neither life nor death, nor angel or principalities can separate us from God’s love. His love is eternal and His power is unlimited. The good news is that if you belong to Him, if He is your Redeemer, then you stand safe in His hand. His ways are steadfast and His plans are sure. Today, we can rest in His love. “Jesus hath no dignity which he will not employ for our exaltation, and no prerogative which he will not exercise for our defence. His fulness of Godhead is our unfailing, inexhaustible treasure-house.”