“Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name” (Philippians 2:9, NKJV).

In Philippians 22:9, Paul concludes his description of Christ’s voluntary humiliation and His rise to the highest pinnacle of exaltation. He who came to earth as the Son of God is now exalted to the right hand of His Father with an added dimension. He is both Son of man as well as Son of God. The conqueror over sin and death is both God and man–pure, holy, and undefiled.

What is this name that is above every name? Some insist that it is apparently and naturally the precious name, “Jesus” (see Philippians 2:10). Others argue that it is the dual name, “Jesus Christ” (see verse 11). Still others believe it’s the popular apostolic title, “Lord” (see Acts 10:36). There can be no higher title, no higher position, than to be acknowledged and worshiped as “Lord of lords” (Revelation 17:14).

Whatever the title may be, the great reality is that every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord (see Philippians 2:10).


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