Who is exalted above all
"For thou, Lord, art high above all the earth; thou art exalted far
above all gods." Ps. 97:9. "Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens:
let thy glory be above all the earth." Ps. 57:5.
Why should God be thus
"Thou, even thou, art Lord alone; thou hast made heaven, the heaven of
heavens, with all their host, the earth, and all things that are therein, the
seas, and all that is therein, and thou preservest them all; and the host of
heaven worshipeth thee." Neh. 9:6.
How high is Christ
"The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom ye slew and hanged on a
tree. Him hath God exalted with His right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour."
Acts 5:30, 31.
Who will be exalted by
"He that shall humble himself shall be exalted." Matt. 23:12.
What, then, must precede
"Before honor is humility." Prov. 15:33.
What is the foundation of
"Charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up." 1 Cor. 13:4.
What is necessary,
therefore, in order that we may obtain exaltation?
"Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the
same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven." Matt. 18:4.
In what only should we
desire to be exalted?
"For thou [Lord] art the glory of their strength: and in thy favor
our horn shall be exalted." Ps. 89:17.
What means does God
sometimes employ to keep us from self exaltation?
"And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of
the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the
messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure." 2
By what means may self
exaltation be overcome?
"For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God
to the pulling down of strongholds; casting down imaginations, and every high
thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into
captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ." 2 Cor. 10:4, 5.
What are these weapons of
The girdle of truth, the breastplate of righteousness, the sandals of peace,
the shield of faith, the helmet of salvation, the sword of the Spirit. Eph.
What caused Satan's fall,
and brought into existence all the sin and evil which are in the world?
"How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how
art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast
said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven; I will exalt my throne above
the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the
sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be
like the Most High." Isa. 14:12-14.
What is the most striking
example of self exaltation found in the annals of history?
"Let no man deceive you by any means; for that day shall not come,
except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son
of perdition; who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or
that is worshiped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, showing
himself that he is God." 2 Thess. 2:3, 4.