1 Cor 15:27-28
For "He has put in subjection all things under his feet." But when it may be said that all things have been put in subjection, it is evident that the One having put in subjection all things to him is excepted. BLB
For “God has put everything under His feet.” Now when it says that everything has been put under him, this clearly does not include the One who put everything under him. BSB
Is this saying that Jesus will be subject to God the Father who put all things in subjection to the Son?
That much would be obvious from the verse itself.
- One (God) is doing the organising here.
- God is making Jesus 2nd in charge under Him.
- Jesus is therefore subject to God as God is clearly over all - incl. Jesus.
We might investigate this naturally revealing truth to see if other texts agree and provide an extra dimension or understanding. This arrangement God has decreed, though Paul, is after the resurrection process has been completed.
...Christ the firstfruit, then those of Christ at his coming, then the end, when he shall hand over the kingdom to the God and Father, when he shall have annulled all dominion, and all authority and power. 1 Cor 15:24
This is after the second death (Rev 20) and the power of all evil has been defeated and all humanity has either been granted eternal life or have suffered the second death and permanently erased from existence.
Jesus has always been under authority and has been given his authority by God.
Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Matt 28:18
And God put everything under his feet and made him head over everything for the church Eph 1:22
(God) putting everything in subjection under his feet. Now in putting everything in subjection to him, He (God) left nothing outside his control. At present, we do not yet see everything in subjection to him. Heb 2:8
So Paul continues explaining how Jesus was subjected to a period of proving before this authority granted him was fully realised. Jesus, as the son of God, had to mature before receiving his inheritance. Heb 1:2
we see him who for a little while was made lower than the angels v9
For it was fitting that He, for whom and by whom all things exist, in bringing many sons to glory, should make the founder (Jesus) of their salvation perfect through suffering.v10
This subjection is also recognised in other ways.
- I am going to the Father, because the Father is greater than I. John 14:28
Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the Sabbath, but said also that God was his Father, making himself equal with God. John 5:18
We have two options here;
- Believe Jesus - who both in the flesh and the exalted, immortal life, he is subject to God. All that he has is granted from God, and he is appointed heir to all God's creation Heb 1:2
- Believe the Jews who clearly didn't understand anything that Jesus was doing - they thought he had a demon! John 8:52, 48
The choice seems very obvious. Go with Jesus, or go with the arrogant, prideful and desperate Jews who despised Jesus words and his bringing prophecy true before their closed eyes and minds. Strangely, many still want to side with the Jews and claim their desperate shouts of 'blasphemy' (John 10) confirm Jesus is God and not subject to God as scripture abundantly shows.
Is this subjection of the Son to magnify the Father alone so "God may be as all in all"?
Everything Jesus does is to glorify the Father and his God.
Jesus says, “Now the Son of Man has been glorified, and God has been glorified in him. 32If God is glorified in him, God also will glorify him in Himself, and will glorify him immediately. John 3:31