Friday, October 5, 2018

Learning Obedience

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Although he was a son, he learned obedience through what he suffered. Hebrews 5:8 (ESV)

Jesus suffered on the cross for you and for me. He endured agony the degree of which we will never have to undergo.

At any time prior to Gethsemane, he could have turned away and not have done as God had planned. However, in the garden, He prayed three times, “My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me, nevertheless, not as I will, but as you will.”

Jesus chose to obey His Father, went through a trial that was based on false accusations. Because of His obedience to God, you and I have hope that one day The Father will take us to heaven to be with Jesus.

Our Lord Jesus learned obedience by praying and listening to God, His Father. How do we learn obedience in today’s world?

Jesus modeled obedience before the people by giving up His will for God’s plan. He let God’s plan work out. How can we, as Christians, convey our obedience to God to those around us? 



3 comments:

  1. Obedience even when others don't understand or believe you is sometimes difficult, but when we stay focused on Jesus Christ, the Author and Finisher of our faith, we know we will not fail. He rewards our obedience with giving us joy in the journey, regardless of what the world throws at us.

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    1. Pam: Thank you for your thoughtful words. I especially like the concept of our obedience being rewarded with His "giving us joy in the journey".

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  2. Short post, to the pit, thanks Cecelia. Obedience is (for me) putting God's will before mine.

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