If the “Son” is sent by the “Father,” and if the “Son” comes to do the will of the “Father,” does it not stand to reason that God wishes by this language to indicate something of the authority and submission that exists within the relationships of the members of the immanent trinity?
It is the nature of the second person of the Trinity to acknowledge the authority and submit to the good pleasure of the first.
– J.I. Packer in Knowing God (1973), quoted here.
Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. …”
– Matthew 28:18 (TNIV)
Therefore God exalted him to the highest place
and gave him the name that is above every name,
10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
11 and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.
– Philippians 2:9-11 (TNIV)
So is Jesus the one who submits to authority or the one who exercises it?