Back in the saddle again today. Breakfast: a whole wheat tortilla with all natural peanut butter, bananas, mixed nuts and raisins. Lunch: A sweet potato with olive oil, salt and pepper and herbs de provence and some grapes. Dinner: chili!
9 Therefore God also highly exalted him
and gave him the name
that is above every name,
10 so that at the name of Jesus
every knee should bend,
in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
11 and every tongue should confess
that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.
If you remember back 2 days...the WAY of Jesus was to make himself low...always taking the role of servant...always being subservient to the Father and to those around Him (and this is to be our exact same attitude!)
Then comes this section...THEREFORE, (anytime you see therefore in the Bible you need to ask what its there for. Its saying Jesus was humble and became obedient to death on the cross...therefore...God exalted Him. The lower He went by our standards, the higher He went in the Father's standards.
Why did this whole process of humility and exaltation take place? FOR THE GLORY OF GOD THE FATHER.
The lower we get, the higher He will be placed in our lives. The more I decrease. The more He increases.
It is all about making much of Him! Whether fasting or not...make much of Him.