November 14 A Man Worthy of Our Praise

scripture reading: Philippians 2:5–11
key verse: Psalm 66:1

Make a joyful shout to God, all the earth!

There have been many courageous warriors through the ages—Charlemagne, Napoleon, Grant, Lee, Patton.

Many brilliant minds have made significant contributions—Galileo, Pasteur, Bell, Einstein, Salk.

Dozens of inspiring leaders have influenced world events—Washington, Lincoln, Churchill.

Yet all the brightest minds through the ages, all the mighty men of the centuries, and all the notable accomplishments of good men everywhere can never invoke the praise and admiration of the God–man, Jesus Christ. Think on His names.

He is the God of the whole earth; Immanuel, God with us; the Creator of all things; the Upholder of all things; the everlasting Father; the Beginning and the Ending; the Rock of my strength; the Chief Cornerstone; the Redeemer; the Great High Priest; the Amen; the Holy One of God; the Firstborn from the dead; the Lord of lords; the King of kings; the Righteous Judge.

These titles represent only a few of the attributes of our Savior. Meditate on the wonder of His person; you cannot help ascribing to Him supreme, unsurpassed, consummate worth.

Jesus is worthy of all your praise. No mortal can compare with Him.

Jesus, I praise Your name! You are Immanuel, Creator, Upholder of all things, everlasting Father, Beginning and the Ending; my Rock, Cornerstone, Redeemer, and Great High Priest. You are Lord of lords, King of kings, and my Righteous Judge.[1]

 

[1] Stanley, C. F. (1998). Enter His gates: a daily devotional. Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

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