A devotional thought from Halim Suh for “The Exodus”
Jesus came and He saved us. He laid down every right. He gave up every luxury. He was beaten by man. He was scoffed at and spit upon. His beard was pulled out by the hands of men that would later nail Him to a cross. He became sin and endured the full fury of the wrath of the Father whom He had never failed. This was the great humility and love of our King. This is what has already happened.
But there is coming a day when our King Jesus will come again—and this time it will not be in humility but in the highest glory.
Revelation 19:11-16: “Then I saw heaven opened, and there was a white horse. Its rider is called Faithful and True, and He judges and makes war in righteousness. His eyes were like a fiery flame, and many crowns were on His head. He had a name written that no one knows except Himself. He wore a robe stained with blood, and His name is the Word of God. The armies that were in heaven followed Him on white horses, wearing pure white linen. A sharp sword came from His mouth, so that He might strike the nations with it. He will shepherd them with an iron scepter. He will also trample the winepress of the fierce anger of God, the Almighty. And He has a name written on His robe and on His thigh: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.”
Pause and Reflect
• How do both of these depictions (Jesus’ humility and His glory) shape your understanding of God?
• What are the implications for your life that God is both a humble and a mighty King?