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 2:10-11
When the prophets try to describe for me the attributes, the graces, the worthiness of the God who appeared to them and dealt with them, I feel that I can kneel down and follow their admonition: “He is thy Lord—worship thou Him.”
He is fair and He is kingly, yet He is gracious in a sense that takes nothing away from His majesty.
He is meek, but it is the kind of meekness that likewise takes nothing away from His majesty….
The meekness was His humanity. The majesty was His deity. You find them everlastingly united in Him. So meek that he nursed at His mother’s breast, cried like any baby and needed all the human care that every child needs.
But He was also God, and in His majesty He stood before Herod and before Pilate. When He returns, coming down from the sky, it will be in His majesty, the majesty of God. Yet it will also be in the majesty of the Man who is God.
This is our Lord Jesus Christ. Before His foes, He stands in majesty. Before His friends, He comes in meekness.
Lord, I praise You for both Your majesty and Your meekness. You are my king and my friend. Amen.