“Victory In Humiliation” (Psalm 149: 4, NEB) by Carley Evans

“[God] crowns His humble folk with victory.”

Not often do we think that the humble folk in the world are the ones who have the victory in life. Usually, we look to those who have wealth, intelligence, power, influence to see victory.

Jesus’ victory comes in His humiliation. As He dies on the cross, He wins. He overcomes the world in that last moment of His human life, gaining the victory for us.

“Christ buys us freedom from the curse of the law by becoming for our sake an accursed thing; for Scripture says, ‘A curse is on everyone who is hanged on a gibbet.’ And the purpose of it all is that the blessing of Abraham should in Jesus Christ be extended to the Gentiles, so that we may receive the promised Spirit through Him.” (Galatians 3: 13 – 14)

Jesus’ willingness to be an accursed thing shows He is the ultimate humble person. Because of His humility God raises Him up to be “the effulgence of God’s splendor and the stamp of God’s very being.” (Hebrews 1: 2)

Jesus is crowned with victory. “He takes His seat at the right hand of Majesty on high, raised as far above the angels, as the title He has inherited is superior to theirs.” (Hebrews 1: 4)

“The Word Has Stood The Test” (Psalm 18: 30, NEB) by Carley Evans

“The Lord’s Word has stood the test; He is the shield of all who take refuge in Him.”

John writes, “When all things began, the Word already was. The Word dwelt with God, and what God was, the Word was. The Word, then, was with God at the beginning, and through Him all things came to be; no single thing was created without Him.” (John 1: 1 – 3)

The test of the Word was His life here on earth, and His death on the cross of Calvary. He “stood the test;” and by dying and coming back to life, became “the shield of all who take refuge in Him.”

The Word “makes my way blameless.” (Psalm 18: 32) He “gives me the shield of [His] salvation, [His] hand sustains me, [His] providence makes me great.” (Psalm 18: 35)