though He was a Son, yet He learned obedience by the things which He suffered.
Hebrews 5:8 NKJV)
And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.
Philippians 2:8 (NKJV)
Daily Reading Plan
Hebrews 5:8 (MSG) — 8 Asíque Cristo, a pesar de ser Hijo, sufriendo aprendiólo que es la obediencia;
Philippians 2:8 (NLT) — he humbled himself in obedience to God and died a criminal’s death on a cross.
If anyone knows what it is to live a life in obedience it’s our Lord Jesus Christ. He had to experience complete obedience to the Father, through the Cross! Philippians 2:7 tells us that Jesus “emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, being made in human likeness.” Jesus showed us that the path to the Cross would be his greatest example of submission and obedience to the Father. Although it was not an easy road, He had to take the position of a servant, humbling himself to the lowest, and dying on a Cross like a criminal.
His obedience was for the sole purpose of pleasing the Father and doing His perfect will. Jesus chose to be obedient and to give his life for us. In John 10:18 he said it very clearly, “No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father.” What a great example of obedience for us, even though it cost him much pain, sacrifice, and even death on the cross, he did not refuse for our sake! His only desire was to do the Father’s will, this was his daily food, “My food is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work” (John 4:34).
I wonder, what about us today? Are we willing to follow the same footsteps of Jesus? Know for sure that our obedience will have a cost. For Jesus, it was the path to the Cross, but for us, which path will it be? What price will our obedience cost? It will be in these times when we must be determined to obey God, even if It cost us all our plans, desires, and even our lives. Like Jesus, will go through our own Gethsemane, the place where we have to pray for His will and not ours.
Remember what Jesus did in these times, “he went a little farther, and fell on his face and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from me; Yet not as I will, but as you will “(Matthew 26:39). Pray this prayer with sincerity of heart today, Lord do your will in my life! That’s all, I want to be obedient and follow your footsteps Jesus.
Philippians 2:7 (NKJV) — but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men.
Isaiah 50:5 (NKJV) — The Lord God has opened My ear; And I was not rebellious, Nor did I turn away.
John 4:34 (NKJV) — Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me, and to finish His work.
John 6:38 (NKJV) — For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me.
Matthew 26:39 (NKJV) — He went a little farther and fell on His face, and prayed, saying, “O My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will. ”
Romans 5:19 (NKJV) — For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so also by one Man’s obedience many will be made righteous.
John 10:18 (NKJV) — No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down of Myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This command I have received from My Father.”
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