Hi, God’s word for me today is in 2 Peter 1:17-18 which says,
“He received honor and glory from God the Father when the voice came to him from the Majestic Glory, saying, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.”[a] 18 We ourselves heard this voice that came from heaven when we were with him on the sacred mountain.”
Here Peter is remembering the when he was with Jesus on the sacred mountain. Peter is telling us that Jesus received honor and glory from God the father when the father said “this is my Son whom I love, with Him I am well pleased”. Jesus was lifted on high, He had honor and glory given to Him.
But Jesus also humbled Himself, in fact He humbled Himself so much that He came down from heaven to die for our sins on a cross. Jesus was and is the son of God (and God Himself) and He was (and is) perfect, but He humbled Himself enough to come down from heaven and die for our sins so that we could live. Jesus sacrificed Himself so that we could live, He died for us so that we wouldn’t have to.
We should accept Him as our savior, we should believe in Him and be saved. He died for our sins so that we could live, we should accept Him as our savior. He made us sons and daughters of God, we should accept Him as our savior. Jesus came down from heaven and died for our sins, then on the third day He rose again and then ascended into heaven to mediate on our behalf and to prepare a place for us. We should accept Him as our savior so that we can live. Jesus humbled Himself and the father lifted Him up.
We should also lift up Jesus, He is our savior and we should exalt Him and put ourselves down. If God chooses to do a great work in us then we shouldn’t take the glory for it, we should lift up our savior because He is the one doing all the work. Jesus came down from heaven to die for our sins, we should exalt Him on high. We should also worship Him because of what He has done for us, we should praise Him because He died so that we could live. We should humble ourselves, Jesus humbled Himself and so should we.
Thank You Jesus for coming down from heaven to die for our sins, thank You for loving us enough to atone for us. Thank You for rising on the third day and ascending into heaven to prepare a place for us and to mediate on our behalf. Thank You for humbling Yourself so much that You died to atone for our sins so that we could live. Thank You for making us sons and daughters of God, please help us to exalt You and to humble ourselves.
Are you trusting in Jesus.
Grace and truth, Charity Cleveland.