The Bible says that “at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,” and that “every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father” (Philippians 2:10-11). What does this mean? Simply put, it means that everyone will one day recognize and confess that Jesus Christ is who He claimed to be: the Son of God, our Savior and Lord.
What does it mean that “every knee shall bow?”
This phrase comes from the Bible, specifically from the book of Romans. In Romans 14:11, it says, “For it is written, ‘As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall give praise to God.’” This verse is often quoted in support of the idea that everyone will someday believe in and worship God.
There are a few different interpretations of this verse. Some people believe that it means that everyone will eventually turn to God and be saved. Others believe that it means that even those who die without believing in God will still have to faced him and admit that he is real. Still others believe that this verse is not about salvation at all, but simply about God’s sovereignty over all things. No matter what your interpretation is, this verse is a reminder that God is ultimately in control and that everyone will one day bow before him.
What are the implications of this truth?
The implications of this truth are that every person will one day bow before God in worship. This could be either in joy or in terror, depending on that person’s relationship with God. Every knee shall bow is a clear declaration of God’s sovereignty and power. It is a reminder that He is deserving of our worship and obedience.
How can we apply this truth to our lives?
This truth doesn’t just apply to famous people or those in positions of power. It applies to every single one of us. No matter who we are, or what we have done, we will all stand before God one day and give an account for our lives. That is a frightening thought! But it is also a motivation for us to live our lives in a way that pleases Him.
How can we apply this truth to our lives? First, we need to realize that we will all stand before God one day. We need to take His standards seriously and strive to live up to them. Second, we need to be ready to give an account for our lives. We should examine our consciences regularly and confess our sins so that we may be forgiven. Third, we need to use our time wisely, because we don’t know when Christ will return and the day of reckoning will occur. We should be living each day in such a way that we are prepared to meet God at any time.
There is no question that every knee will bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. This is a promise from God that will come to pass. It is not for us to judge when or how, but we can be sure that it will happen. In the meantime, we are called to spread the gospel and make disciples of all nations.