The King of Israel comes into HIs royal glory by the path of humble obedience “to the point of death, even death on a cross” (Phil. 2:8). He goes according to the Scriptures, willingly submitting to His Father’s plan for the salvation of sinners. “Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on Him the name that is above every name” (Phil. 2:9). His suffering and death open the way of repentance for the forgiveness of sins because He goes to the cross bearing the sins of the world, your sins, my sins. In His resurrection, God the Father vindicates His people and has compassion on His servants. In remembrance of Him, we praise God, confessing “that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father” (Phil. 2:11).