Obedience Requires Sacrifice
“And He went a little beyond them, and fell on His face and prayed, saying, "My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; yet not as I will, but as You will." Matthew 26:39
Jesus did indeed know what was coming. He knew what would be done to Him. That is why we can see such a struggle of His will. He foreknew every pain that would be felt and every sin that would rest upon His shoulders. He was sinless, and yet He would carry the sins of the world. Jesus sacrificed to obey. He sacrificed all He was so that we could all be what we are today. Don’t ever allow yourself to believe that Jesus didn’t go to the cross sacrificially. If you do then you will rob yourself of the blessing of seeing His complete love and His perfect love for you. I know this is hard to believe. But it is so true. He does love you that much.
Thank you Father God, for the incredible sacrifice of Your Son Jesus. Please never let us take lightly what Jesus did for us. Amen.
*Excerpts from "Jesus, Our Perfect Example" Bible study.