Saturday, April 17, 2010
Every knee will bow and every tongue confess that Jesus is Lord
The Isaiah passage first-
Isaiah 45: 22 “Turn to me and be saved, all the ends of the earth! For I am God, and there is no other. 23 By myself I have sworn; from my mouth has gone out in righteousness a word that shall not return: ‘To me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear allegiance.’24 “Only in the Lord, it shall be said of me, are righteousness and strength; to him shall come and be ashamed all who were incensed against him. 25 In the Lord all the offspring of Israel shall be justified and shall glory.”
Now Paul's letter to the Philippians concerning Jesus-
Philippians 2:9 Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, 10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
How did I miss this before?
I could- with no qualms, problems, or hesitation- preach Philippians 2:9-11 every week for a long, long time.