“Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!”
Psalm 46:10 –
“And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, 15 that whoever believes in him may have eternal life.
John 3:14-15 –
I had the verse of Psalm 46 come to mind this evening and then all of the sudden I saw a connection, (John 3:14-15)
I never thought of these two verses as correlating but think they do. One of the greatest ways God is glorified is through Christ’s work on the cross – the Work of the cross subjects the once sinner, enemy of God- [by faith and revelation] we became subject and loyal to Christ Jesus and God our Father. He was indeed exalted high in humiliation and grief but reigns at the right hand of the Father exalted in glory and honor!
God is “Exalted among the nations” still even among those who fail to recognize Christ as the Messiah of God, the Son of God and God in human likeness. Yes because there is even them who fail to see him as his rightful name- but Jesus Christ still is either one of the most admired or for some controversial figure in history. Even those who fail to bow to his Lordship, many among the non Christians admit they admire and respect the life Christ lived. Though salvation must come through faith in His true divinity and trust in His finished work upon the cross, being raised from the dead for forgiveness of sins and new life— even many who have not reached this belief have often scarcely dared to discredit the life Jesus lived or what he did.
Finally, there is the exaltation of God in the return of The Lord Jesus Christ. He will lastly be exalted upon his return to judge the world.
for it is written, “As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.”
Romans 14:11 –
Even the ones who deny him fiercely today will be silenced on that great day.