Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,  Ephesians 1:20

Luke 14:11 tells us that he that humbleth himself shall be exalted. This is illustrated in the life of Christ, for after the humiliation of Christ, God raised Him from the dead and seated Him (Jesus) at His (God’s) right hand.  The right hand signifies power and authority.  Jesus was restored to His rightful position on the throne of Heaven.  But this was not the motive for which Christ suffered His humiliation.

Christ’s story is not simply a story of leaving His position, suffering, and then returning to His position. It was the change that occurred while He suffered His humiliation.  He took on the form of man that He might redeem man.  He touched the sick and infirm that He might summon faith to believe in Him.  He suffered death that He might conquer Death.  He returned to His Father that He might intercede for us as we meet life’s spiritual challenges.  Christ has not merely returned to His position in Glory, but He now has a new role in being our Advocate with the Father, to intercede for us as having been one of us.  He knows first-hand the feelings of our infirmities.

We dare not take lightly what Christ has done for us, the humiliation He suffered, the agony He endured on our behalf. He now has a claim on our praise, our obedience, our lives.  We who were wretched and poor can now be rich in Christ, our Redeemer and our King.

Dalbert Walker