Psalms 113:6 Who humbles Himself to behold / The heavens and the earth
Philippians 2:5-8 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus, 6 Who, existing in the form of God, did not consider being equal with God a treasure to be grasped, 7 But emptied Himself, taking the form of a slave, becoming in the likeness of men; 8 And being found in fashion as a man, He humbled Himself, becoming obedient even unto death, and that the death of a cross.
Philippians 2:9-11 Therefore also God highly exalted Him and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, 10 That in the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 And every tongue should openly confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father.
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The quotation below, from the ministry of Witness Lee, briefly explains the parallel between Psalm 113 and Philippians chapter 2.
Psalm 113 is the praise of God’s elect for God’s exaltation and humility in taking care of the lowly and needy ones. Verses 4 through 6 say, “Jehovah is high above all the nations, /And His glory is above the heavens./Who is like Jehovah our God,/Who has set His throne on high,/Who humbles Himself to behold/The heavens and the earth?” This is a praise both of God’s exaltation and His humility. His humility was manifested in His incarnation. If we compare these verses with Philippians 2:7-11, we will see that Christ humbled Himself and, due to His humility, He was exalted. (Life-Study of Psalms, Chapter 39, by Witness Lee)
May we praise our Lord Jesus every day, realizing that He is God almighty, who humbled Himself and was exalted by God in the highest way!
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