Day 22 – Ruler  “‘But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for out of you will come a ruler  who will shepherd my people Israel.  Matthew 2:6.  

Jesus is the best ruler you and I have and will ever have.  Here is how Paul describes him:
 
 [Jesus] being in very nature God,  did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature[ of a servant,  being made in human likeness.  And being found in appearance as a man,  he humbled himself  by becoming obedient to death— even death on a cross!
 

Therefore, God exalted him to the highest place     and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,     in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord,     to the glory of God the Father. Philippians 3:5-11

 

As you look over this text from Philippians, what word or phrase is speaking to you today?