Sacred Truth Friday: He Is Exalted

Today's Devo 

“And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”
‭‭Philippians‬ ‭2:8-11‬ ‭KJV‬‬
http://bible.com/1/php.2.8-11.kjv

The Head That Once Was Crowned With Thorns

1 The head that once was crowned with thorns
is crowned with glory now:
a royal diadem adorns
the mighty Victor's brow.
2 The highest place that heaven affords
is his, is his by right,
the King of kings, and Lord of lords,
and heaven's eternal Light;
3 The joy of all who dwell above,
the joy of all below,
to whom he manifests his love,
and grants his name to know.
4 To them the cross, with all its shame,
with all its grace, is given:
their name, an everlasting name,
their joy, the joy of heaven.
5 They suffer with their Lord below,
they reign with him above;
their profit and their joy to know
the mystery of his love.
6 The cross he bore is life and health,
though shame and death to him;
his people's hope, his people's wealth,
their everlasting theme.

Source: Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #232

Jesus was once on the cross. His head was was once crowned with thorns. But now He is highly exalted. His Name above every name. Wearing now a crown of splendor. He is victorious and every knee shall bow before Him, declaring He is Lord. Hallelujah! 

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