Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Jesus' Obedience to the Father

We look unto you Jesus, as an example of perfect obedience to the glory of God the Father.

"Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father." - Phil 2:5-11

Marvel at the submission of the eternal Son to the eternal Father, carried out with absolute fidelity to the Father's will, with nothing but joy, and happiness, and satisfaction. Learn afresh this moment what life is supposed to look like. Learn what freedom is. Learn where joy is found. Learn where our humanity finds its richest, fullest expression: our only true expression in our living in obedience to the one who created us following in His pathway. (From Bruce Ware's - Jesus and the Father sermon)

"And now, Israel, what does the Lord your God require of you, but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in all his ways, to love him, to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, and to keep the commandments and statutes of the Lord, which I am commanding you today for your own good?" - Deut. 10:12-13

"And I have found the answer is to love You and be loved by You alone." - Shane & Shane - The Answer