What does the verse in 1 Corinthians 15:28 mean?

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1 Corinthians 15:28

The apostle Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 15:28, “And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.” In God’s plan for the salvation of the world, the Father gave everything into the hands of the Son.

Jesus declared, “All things have been delivered to Me by My Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father. Nor does anyone know the Father except the Son, and the one to whom the Son wills to reveal Him” (Matthew 11:27 also Colossians 1:19).

When Christ’s mission is finished and the haters of God subjected, then the Son will deliver “up the kingdom to God, even the Father” (1 Corinthians 15:24). This means no inferiority of the Son compared with the Father. It is a illustration of the unity of goal among the members of the Godhead, where the work of one is seen as the carrying out of the united will of others. Jesus declared, “I and My Father are one” (John 10:30).

The Father’s glory is the ultimate objective of Christ’s work—the Son lived to glorify the Father.  “Jesus spoke these words, lifted up His eyes to heaven, and said: “Father, the hour has come. Glorify Your Son, that Your Son also may glorify You.” “I have glorified You on the earth. I have finished the work which You have given Me to do. “I have manifested Your name to the men whom You have given Me out of the world. They were Yours, You gave them to Me, and they have kept Your word” (John 17:1, 4, 6).

And the Son will not rest until the Father’s supremacy is admitted by the universe. “One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all” (Ephesians 4:6). At that time, “every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father”(Philippians 2:11).

In His service,
BibleAsk Team

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