August 9, 2022     3:28 pm
237. Week of Sixth Sunday after Trinity - Friday
His State of Exaltation
          Wherefore God also has highly exalted Him.   Philippians 2:9
          God has raised Christ from the state of obedient humiliation, and has exalted Him to the very highest height and sublimity. Now Christ, according to His human nature, uses the divine majesty communicated to it continually and fully, unrestrictedly. God has given to the Son of Man, Jesus Christ, a name which is above every name. At the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things on earth, and things under the earth, and every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is the Lord, to the glory of God the Father. (Phil. 2:9-11) Blessed is he who gladly does this, believing here, beholding there in eternal bliss! Woe to him who, in unbelief, refuses to do this here! One day he will be compelled to do it trembling and wailing dreadfully.- This is called Jesus Christ's State of Exaltation. Our Lord entered this state when He was quickened in the grave and, having triumphantly descended into hell, showed Himself to His disciples as the Risen One and when he ascended into heaven and sat at the right hand of God the Father Almighty. In this State of Exaltation all the world shall see Him when He will come again to judge the quick and the dead. And in this state He will remain forever. My dear Christian, know your Saviour, your beloved Saviour; who so dearly loves you in His exaltation. And then rejoice exceedingly! Who or what can harm you, who or what can rob you of salvation, since your Saviour is exalted above all things and encompasses you, and guards and protects you with His great divine power?
          PRAYER: - Lord Jesus, my Saviour, gladly I bow my knee at Your name; with great rejoicing I confess that You are the Lord, to the glory of Your Father, who has both humbled and exalted You for my salvation. I commit myself into Your hands, which were affixed to the cross for me, and which now have all divine power. O Lord Jesus, my glorious Saviour, I wait for, and hope in You alone; save me! Amen.

Second Part : Catechism Lessons
August 9, 2022     3:28 pm