In this lab, John Piper reminds us that all religions, all careers, all different life paths will inevitably meet at one point: bowing before King Jesus and proclaiming him Lord of all.
Some questions to ask as you read and study Philippians 2:9–11:
- Have you ever bowed to anyone? What does bowing signify?
- Does all creation’s bowing and confessing that Jesus is Lord mean that everyone will be saved?
- Have you submitted to the lordship of Christ? How can you know for sure if you have?
Principle for Bible Reading
Authors often give us reasons for why someone did a certain action or why we should do a certain action. They typically give the action statement first (e.g. I went to the store/you should go to the store), then a conjunction or connecting word (in this case, usually so that, in order that, or simply that), and finally the reason for the action or the purpose statement.