His Father’s Throne
Though an infant now we view him,
He shall fill his Father’s throne,
Gather all the nations to him;
Every knee shall then bow down:
~from “Angels from the Realms of Glory”
From a lowly manger of humility, Jesus has been raised to the highest position.
“Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross. Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow…” (Philippians 2:8–10).
The humble obedience of Christ has been rewarded with the place of highest authority. The manger has been replaced with the throne. And to the Son, the Father says, “Your throne, O God, endures forever and ever” (Hebrews 18:8).
This principle of reward for humility applies to His followers as well. The book of James tells us to “humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up” (4:10).
What are some real and practical ways you can exercise humility today—and throughout the Christmas season?