Jesus humbled Himself and was exalted. Affliction brings you fruitfulness and exaltation.

Jesus humbled Himself and was exalted. Affliction brings you fruitfulness and exaltation.

“And the name of the second he called Ephraim: For God has caused me to be fruitful [parah] in the land of my affliction.” (Gen 41:52)

“Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time” (1Pet 5:6)

“The LORD is near to those who have a broken heart, and saves such as have a contrite spirit.” (Ps 34:18)

“Nevertheless He regarded their affliction, when He heard their cry” (Ps 106:44)

“Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I keep Your word.” (Ps 119:67)

“This is my comfort in my affliction, for Your word has given me life.” (Ps 119:50)

“Unless Your law had been my delight, I would then have perished in my affliction.” (Ps 119:92)

“Behold, I have refined you, but not as silver; I have tested you in the furnace of affliction.” (Isa 48:10)

“having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Spirit” (1Thes 1:6)

“I will make you exceedingly fruitful [parah]; and I will make nations of you, and kings shall come from you.” (Gen 17:6)

“So he called its name Rehoboth, because he said, For now the LORD has made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land.” (Gen 26:22)

“Also God said to him: I am God Almighty. Be fruitful and multiply; a nation and a company of nations shall proceed from you, and kings shall come from your body.” (Gen 35:11)

“Then Jacob said to Joseph: God Almighty appeared to me at Luz in the land of Canaan and blessed me, and said to me, Behold, I will make you fruitful and multiply you, and I will make of you a multitude of people, and give this land to your descendants after you as an everlasting possession.” (Gen 48:3-4)

“But the children of Israel were fruitful and increased abundantly, multiplied and grew exceedingly mighty; and the land was filled with them.” (Ex 1:7)

“For I will look on you favorably and make you fruitful, multiply you and confirm My covenant with you.” (Lev 26:9)

“O LORD, my strength and my fortress, my refuge in the day of affliction” (Jer 16:19)

“In all their affliction He was afflicted, and the Angel of His Presence saved them; in His love and in His pity He redeemed them; and He bore them and carried them all the days of old.” (Isa 63:9)

“that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded in the riches of their liberality.” (2Cor 8:2)

“therefore, brethren, in all our affliction and distress we were comforted concerning you by your faith.” (1Thes 3:7)

“I cried out to the LORD because of my affliction, and He answered me.” (Jon 2:2)

“Then they will seek My face; in their affliction they will earnestly seek Me.” (Hos 5:15)

“He sent a man before them—Joseph—who was sold as a slave. They hurt his feet with fetters, He was laid in irons. Until the time that his word came to pass, the word of the LORD tested him.” (Ps 105:17-19)

“It is good for me that I have been afflicted, that I may learn Your statutes.” (Ps 119:71)

“I know that the LORD will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and justice for the poor.” (Ps 140:12)

“The God of our fathers raised up Jesus whom you murdered by hanging on a tree. Him God has exalted to His right hand to be Prince and Savior, to give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins.” (Acts 5:30-31)

“This Jesus God has raised up, of which we are all witnesses. Therefore being exalted to the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, He poured out this which you now see and hear.” (Acts 2:32-33)

“For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive by the Spirit” (1Pet 3:18)

“He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross. Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name” (Phil 2:8,9)

Reading: Gen 40-42; Lk 24