If you are new to the Christian faith, it could be confusing why the name of Jesus is lifted so high. Why is it that Christians Praise Jesus? You can find the answer to this question in the Word of God. One of the things that makes Christianity different from other faiths is the Trinity.
The Trinity represents God in three different forms. They are three distinct persons that are all God. The trinity is made of God the Father, The Son Jesus Christ of The Gospels, and the Holy Spirit who is given to believers as a helper after Jesus ascends to Heaven.
John chapter 14 – 16 breakdown The Trinity well.
Why We Praise Jesus? We Must Understand The Trinity
“If you love me, you will keep my commandments. 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, 17 even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you.
The commandments originally came from God the Father in the Old Testament when he spoke to Moses. Here in John 14, Jesus is saying they are his commands. In the next chapter, he will give the greatest commandment, which is to Love God and Love your neighbor. This command is a summary of the 10 Commandments.
Jesus is also pointing to a helper that is on the way. Another free gift is given to his followers. Though they are all God, they have distinct roles. Jesus still submits to the Father, and he still spends a lot of time praying to the Father throughout his ministry. Then Jesus introduces the Holy Spirit that will come when he leaves. There is a clear order, but all three are still God.
John 15: 1- 7
“I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. 2 Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit. 3 Already you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you. 4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. 5 I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. 6 If anyone does not abide in me he is thrown away like a branch and withers; and the branches are gathered, thrown into the fire, and burned. 7 If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.
Jesus makes a clear call here that he is the TRUE vine, and then the vinedresser has a different role. A branch cannot bear fruit unless it taps into the vine, and the same is true for humans. Therefore, humans must believe in Jesus to be saved, and there is no other way.
When we abide in Jesus, we are connected to God the Father, and we can ask anything according to his word, and it will be given to us. But, unfortunately, many take this to think that we can use God like a Genie, but if anyone sees it this way, they do not understand the Word of God.
Christians first give Praise to Jesus because he is God. There is nothing else to it. Jesus is God (John 10:30). We first give him praise because he is the manifestation of God in the flesh. God the Father sits on the throne in heaven, but Jesus humbled himself and came down to earth to live in the filth of sin.
We Praise Jesus Because of What He Did
Philippians 2: 5 – 11
Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
To be saved snd go to Heaven, one must confess that Jesus is Lord and believe in their heart that God raised him from the dead (Romans 10). God exalted Jesus because of what he did. The fact that he came down and lived in sin and never sinned once, but also that he perfectly submitted himself to the will of The Father. He did not want to die on the cross and have to suffer, but he did it because it was the Will of the Father (Matthew 26:39).
More Verses On Why We Praise Jesus
He who descended is Himself also He who ascended far above all the heavens, so that He might fill all things.)
But we do see Him who was made for a little while lower than the angels, namely, Jesus, because of the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, so that by the grace of God He might taste death for everyone.
Therefore having been exalted to the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, He has poured forth this which you both see and hear.
saying with a loud voice, “Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing.”
2 Peter 3:18
but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory, both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.
Jesus descended from the right hand of God in heaven so that we could have the ability to also sit at the right hand of God. No Jesus, and there is no reconciliation with God because we are broken sinners, and God has a standard of perfection. He is holy and righteous, and we are not, and he cannot exist around brokenness.
What Jesus did is amazing because he wiped away our sins. He loved sinful people so much that he gave up his spot in heaven to come to live with us and suffer so that we could be saved. All of this happened not because of our goodness but because of the grace of God.
If you are new to the faith, you have to understand how amazing this is. You can’t help but do anything but give Jesus all of the praise because he is the reason we are connected to the father. It was the slaying of Jesus that wipes away our sins and covers us. When we die and are judged for our sins, we don’t have to account for any of them because Jesus already did it. He lived a completely sinless life, so for those who believe in him, we get to be blameless as well.