The Lord Jesus was not only the suffering, bruised servant of God, but He is also and more importantly the Exalted Servant. Certainly Jesus was the suffering and bruised servant as He made His way to Calvary and to the suffering that preceded His crucifixion. Dr. S. Lewis said, “That event is the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ to which the saints of God through the past ages, the present body of believing men and women, and the elect angels constantly gaze in adoring gratitude.” Jesus completed the mission for which He came to earth. Glory to God most High!Let’s consider these Scriptures passages:Therefore God highly exalted Him and gave Him the name which is above every name, 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven and on earth and under the earth . . . (Phil 2:9-10 MEV) God exalted Jesus and gave Him the name which is above all names. He is worthy of honor, and glory.Behold, My Servant shall deal prudently; He shall be exalted and extolled and be very high. (Isa 52:13 NKJV) Jesus surely did conduct Himself prudently [discreetly, wisely, carefully] on earth. Here also, the Lord promises the exaltation of His Son.Jesus came near and spoke to them, “I’ve received all authority in heaven and on earth.” (Mt 28:18 CEB) Jesus received all authority from His heavenly Father.He had become much greater than the angels, and the name he was given is far greater than any of theirs. (Heb 1:4 CEV) Jesus’ name is far greater than the angels.. . . who has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God, with angels, authorities, and powers having been subjected to him. (1 Pet 3:22 ESV) In heaven, all angels, authorities, and powers are under the control of Jesus, the Messiah.On his robe that covers his thigh he has a name written: King of Kings and Lord of Lords. (Rev 19:16 ISV) Jesus, alone, bears the names and titles mentioned in this verse. So you see, we serve and follow someone who knows about serving and suffering, and received His reward and will enjoy His laurels for all eternity. This is the Savior with whom we have the honor of being in relationship. Let us rejoice in Him and give Him glory!
Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, has been promised an everlasting throne according to the Scriptures. Let’s consider this truth today.
You, O Lord, remain forever; Your throne from generation to generation. (Lam 5:19)
Your throne, O God, is forever and ever; a scepter of righteousness is the scepter of Your kingdom. (Ps 45:6)
But You, O Lord, shall endure forever, and the remembrance of Your name to all generations. (Ps 102:12)
This truth from the Bible is information designed to strengthen and to sustain our faith, and give us confidence in the Lord. Our Savior is the Prince of Peace and the King of Kings. (Isa 9:6; 1 Tim 6:14-16)
Here is some additional insight into the Lord’s everlasting throne:
When the angel was announcing to Mary the conception of the Messiah, these promises were reiterated. “And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name Jesus. He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David. And He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of His kingdom there will be no end“ (Lk 1:31-33). These promises will be eternally fulfilled some day. “Then the seventh angel sounded: And there were loud voices in heaven, saying, ‘The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever!'” (Rev 11:15). Source: https://www.blueletterbible.org/devotionals/dbdbg/view.cfm?Date=0630
One day ALL of the nations of the earth will worship and glorify our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! (Ps 22:27; 72:11; 86:9; 102:15; Isa 2:2; 40:5; 45:23; 66:23; Jer 3:17; 33:9)
As God’s own people and joint heirs with Jesus Christ (Rom 8:17), let us be faithful and obedient to acknowledge and praise our Sovereign God and King now! May we be continuously aware that we serve the God whose reign will never end. We will spend eternity with the Lord in sweet fellowship and harmony with Him. Glory to God!
Back in the 70s, there was a sweet worship chorus that said, “Oh! Let the flag fly high on the castle of my heart, for the King is in residence there.” Since we serve Jesus who is the King of Kings, it is fitting that our hearts be portrayed as the castles where the King mercifully reigns in love and righteousness, in power and glory.
Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. (Mt 6:10 ESV, emphasis added) Every kingdom has a King, and Jesus is our Redeemer King.
Then the King will say to those on His right hand, ‘Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world … (Mt 25:34, emphasis added) Our King has prepared a kingdom for each one of us.
And Moses built an altar and called its name, The-Lord-Is-My-Banner … (Ex 17:15) The Lord Jesus is our banner: His image is on the flag that flies high over our lives; He is our standard—the rallying point for all spiritual power and resources in battle against the forces of hell.
“And in that day there shall be a Root of Jesse, Who shall stand as a banner to the people; For the Gentiles shall seek Him, and His resting place shall be glorious.” (Isa 11:10, emphasis added) This verifies that Jesus, a descendant of Jesse, is our banner.
The King whom we serve is filled with love and compassion; mercy for the lost and the wounded; and health and healing for those who are sick. He is good all of the time, and His plans for us are good and give us hope and a future. (Ps 34:8; Jer 29:11)
He brings reconciliation to relationships and to families. (Jer 31:17; Rom 5:11; 2 Cor 5:18-19) All glory to His name.
Jesus is a King whose grace humbles us without ever demeaning us, and who exalts us without causing us to puff up with false pride or ego. Walking in a consistent relationship with Jesus, the Lamb of God, will mature us and grow us into mercy-filled, loving servants of the Kingdom of God. Praise the Lord!
Do you know that not only are you chosen by God, but that you are also precious to Him? This passage of Scripture has much to teach us, but for today, I want to concentrate on how dearly loved and cherished each one of us is by God.
Coming to Him as to a living stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God and precious, 5 you also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. (1 Pet 2:3-5, emphasis added)
A portion of the New International Version of this passage reads, “As you come to him, the living Stone—rejected by humans but chosen by God and precious to him . . .” (1 Pet 2:4, emphasis added)
The word precious means costly; priceless; exquisite; favorite; honored; and treasured. These are the feelings that we humans feel for our very own children. Yet God is telling us that He feels this way about each and every one of us! Why else would He send His one and only Son to become our Savior and Redeemer?
Here are several verses of the Bible that echo the idea that God deeply loves each one of us:
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. (Joh 3:16, underscoring added)
Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. (1 Joh 4:11, underscoring added)
As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. (Joh 15:9, underscoring added)
Each and every one of us may have been rejected by people at one time or another in our lives. Some of us have lived with a sense of rejection hanging over us due to past life experiences which were evil. But in Christ, we need to remember that we were personally selected by Him to receive His gift of salvation so that He might help us to come to know His perfect, unending and unconditional LOVE. He never forgets about us; He has written us upon the palms of His hands. Each one of us is treasured and honored by our loving God.
In Isaiah 49:15d-16a the Lord says: Yet I will not forget you. 16 See, I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands. . .
Love was God’s reason for salvation and for all of the attendant blessings and scriptural promises that are bestowed upon us. I believe that the apostle Paul echoes the heart of God when he says:
You are our letter, written in our hearts, known and read by all men . . . (2 Cor 3:2 NASB)
We, individually, are indelibly written on the tablet of God’s heart never to be erased. The Lord moves heaven and earth to bless us; to save, deliver, heal, and protect us; and to grow us in wisdom and spiritual maturity. Entrust yourself to the incomparable love of God from this moment forward, O beloved child of the King of Kings!