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Philippians, Chapter Two, Lesson Two

THE JOY OF HUMILITY           Page 5
V. 9 (Cont'd.)

** Will God exalt us, if we manifest true humility by obeying the Word and Will of God?

Absolutely - We will reflect the glory of Christ at the proper time, if we are humble before Him as we walk each day in obedience. cf. 1Peter 5:6

** How is Christ's exaltation different from ours?

God has "...bestowed on Him the name which is above every name..." Jesus has taken first place of importance in all of creation.
cf. Colossians 1:15 (He is the first born [prototokos] of all creation)

V.10 ** What is the only proper response to the exaltation of Jesus Christ?

"...every knee should bow..." (From Isaiah 45:22-23)

** Does that include the unbelieving world today?

Yes! Even those who would openly mock Jesus today, they will not be able to stand in His presence when He returns. cf. Revelation 6:15-17

** What does Paul mean by "...those who are in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth..."?

William Hendriksen offers, "in Heaven" as Cherubim, Seraphim, Arch angels and redeemed human beings who have departed from this earthly life, "on earth" as all human beings living on earth and "under the earth" as all the damned, comprised of human beings and evil angels or demons.

The point being simply, that all created life will bow the knee to the Lord Jesus Christ, either in adoration or remorsefully...but all will render homage to Him. cf. Revelation 5:13

V.11 ** As Paul concludes our passage for today, is he describing a born-again experience?

No - For Holy angels and redeemed mankind, this represents our worship and praise
(cf. Romans 10:9).   But for the fallen angels and the unsaved, this describes their total submission to a sovereign Lord.

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