Humbled → Exalted

Bavinck writes a good summary on how the Savior’s humiliation and exaltation are inseparable. In Reformed Dogmatics (3:433-434) he writes that the Reformers believed “the entire state of exaltation from the resurrection to his coming again for judgment is a reward for the work that he accomplished as the Servant of the Lord in the days of his humiliation. And, given the teaching of Scripture, no other answer is possible. For over and over it presents the state of humiliation as the way and the means by which alone Christ can attain his exaltation (Isa. 53:12-13; Matt. 23:12; Luke 24:26; John 10:17; 17:4-5; Phil. 2:9; Heb. 2:10; 12:2). … Because Christ humbled himself so deeply, therefore God has so highly exalted him.”

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