LISTEN NOW! John, Steve, and Pat discuss how they are so filled with awe regarding Jesus’ life and how and why He did what he did during His earthly ministry. God the Father had a role for His son, Jesus. If we look at Jesus’ ministry on earth we may be tempted to think that Jesus had a well thought out plan but they continue to discuss that Jesus did not have his own agenda in fact, His desire was to only do the will of the Father. The secret to his success if there was a secret was his reverent and submitted life to the Father. Jesus only did what he saw and heard his father doing. The Father’s plan was unfolded as Jesus followed the Father’s instruction, leading, and guidance. God always had a plan to deal with sin. In the Old Testament we find that the priest would sacrifice a sin offering but the sacrifice never did away with the sin but instead covered it. They continued to share what the Bible describes are the credentials of a high priest in Hebrew 5:1-2 “Every high priest is selected from among the people and is appointed to represent the people in matters related to God, to offer gifts and sacrifices for sins. He is able to deal gently with those who are ignorant and are going astray, since he himself is subject to weakness”. Jesus was called by His Father to be a High Priest however he was not just called to be the High Priest but to be the ultimate sacrifice for our sins to do away with them once and for all. Jesus was not just the payment for sin but He was the only one worthy enough to handle the transaction. This just didn’t happen Jesus had process in His life. He learned obedience from what he suffered and once he was made perfect according to verse 8; He became the source of eternal salvation. Jesus is a perfect example for us all and it would do us good to follow His example. God heard his prayers because of his reverent and holy submission to the Father. Many today are trying many things to gain success when in fact success in life is not as elusive as some may suggest when in reality success is simply doing what God wants
you to do.
Jesus the High Priest, Humility of Jesus
Tags: submission, obedience, process, finished