Monday, July 14, 2008

Jesus' Obedience

Being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. -Philippians 2:8

That amazes me, Jesus was obedient even to the point of a slow painful death on a tree. Beside the physical pain, he willingly became a curse for us and bore all our sin. He wasn't forced to die, he willingly and obediently did it. It just boggles my mind..... how could someone so holy and perfect, willingly become a curse and die for someone so wretched and sinful.

Galatians 3:13- "Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us - for it is written, cursed is everyone who is hanged on a tree." The King of Kings became cursed for us, and he did so without a single complaint.

2 comments:

Penn Tomassetti said...

"The King of Kings became cursed for us, and he did so without a single complaint."
Amazing. That's why He is the perfect Savior of sinners. That is Divine love. Good post.

Margaret Neufeld said...

That's incredible. If Jesus was so willing and obedient to that extent, anything He asks of us shouldn't take much thought but we should be just as willing and obedient.