Let’s learn from the obedience of Jesus
More than 2000 years ago on this past Friday, the onlookers in Jerusalem witnessed how far someone with true LOVE would go when Jesus was dragged willingly to the cross to die for the SIN of the world. Human kind since Adam’s fall had been suffering from an incurable disease, guilty consciousness. Even those individuals who were living a clean and holy life couldn’t overcome it. There was no cure for guilty consciousness that began transmitting from Adam to the subsequent generations because of his disobedience, the worst sin against God.
Fortunately, there was one ‘man’ who was willing to take up on this challenge to free the human race once for all from guilty consciousness. This act restored humanity to its former glory before fall. Nonetheless, those hundreds of onlookers didn’t know what exactly was going on that Friday. Without knowing, they were witnessing history as Jesus became a substitute to pay for the penalty of sin by giving up His life. They didn’t know that He was motivated by love, love to humanity that was separated from the holy and perfect God who cannot (won’t) contaminate Himself with imperfection and disobedience. Jesus showed empathy and was willing to go the extra mile no one could before Him in order to bring back humanity that was kicked out of the Kingdom of God stripped of its power and dominion because of disobedience (lack of love).
The One who was before the world came to existence and the Word of God who created the universe dropped His divinity aside wore flesh to penetrate the physical world. Jesus then lived a holy life and finally obeyed God and submitted Himself to the will of God by giving up His life to redeem the human race. On top of rescuing the human race, He showed us how to walk with God, through obedience.
More than 2 centuries ago, the last Adam took upon Himself to finish what the first Adam failed to do by showing hundred percent obedience to divine. Restraining the power that was flowing in Him that silenced storm and raised a decayed body from the grave after 4 days, the last Adam submitted Himself to show obedience- the ultimate measure of true love to divine.
The question to you and I is: Have we forgiven ourselves and are we free of deep guilt engraved on our soul? We cannot fellowship and boldly stand before the throne of God to pray and fellowship with Him while feeling guilt and condemned. If you passed this hurdle, the next question is: Are you now willing to obey God, to do His will? If we love Him, we will do His will by demonstrating obedience like Jesus did. We may not need to die on a cross, that was done and that wasn’t our particular assignment on earth.
However, if Jesus submitted to the worst of all assignments, a death on a cross, are you willing to obey to pursue the assignment He gave you? In this season, let’s remember the sacrifice of Jesus and be thankful to Him. Let’s also learn from His humility, to submit ourself and our will to His one step at a time to fulfill His agenda in this generation through our service.