A Bowed Confession

9 For this reason also, God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, 10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father (Philippians 2).

What was Jesus called before the Incarnation?  We don’t know.  John says He was “the Word,” but that is really no name.  Some say He was Melchizedek (“My king is righteous”) himself, but that is purely supposition.  So, we can’t really know what He was called before the Incarnation, but we are told here that when all is said and done He will be called the same as He was called on earth — “Jesus” (“Jehovah Is Salvation”) — God the Father and God the Son’s name all in one.  

To this name “every knee will bow,” and to this name “every tongue will confess” that He alone “is Lord.”  And in all this bowing and confessing, with every knee buckling to the Lord of all, and every tongue loosened to the praise of His name, “God the Father” will receive “glory.”  This is the divine plan, and it will in no way be thwarted.

Lord, even now our knees bow before You and our tongues confess Your Lordship in our lives.  Help us This Day to live out this consecrated worship and confession to the glory of the Father and to that “name above all names.”  Amen.