His Obedience
The Lord Jesus Did The Father's Will
"My meat is to do the will of Him who sent me, and to finish His work."
Our Savior came into the world under a commission-- to save the lost:
"God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that
whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."

Whatever He did, from the cradle to the tomb, was in harmony with that
commission. The Lord was "obedient unto death." The obedience was
synchronous with His life. It is because the Lord Jesus was obedient in all
things that He was the perfect sacrifice for sin. He was holy, blameless, and

His dying on the cross was but the culminating act of obedience in a life-
long subjection of Himself to the Father's will. From His youth--
"wist ye not that I must be about my Father's business?" (Luke 2:49)
From His work in the humble shop at Nazareth to His public ministry-- all
that He did was wrought with an
eye single to the realizing of the Supreme
Will of the Father.

His life was lived to please the Father; and praise God, because of His
obedience-- because He shed His precious blood for our sins, we have
eternal life through Him. He prayed to the Heavenly Father, in the Garden:
"...not my will, but Thine, be done."

The Lord Jesus taught His disciples to pray:
Luke 11:2  And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which
art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come.
Thy will be
as in heaven, so in earth.

He told the Jews, who questioned Him:
John 5:30  I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my
judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will,
but the will of the
Father which hath sent me.

He told this to the people and many believed on Him:
John 8:28-29  Then said Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son
of man, then shall ye know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself;
but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things.And he that sent me
is with me: the Father hath not left me alone;
for I do always those things
that please him.

He told Peter:
John 18:11  Then said Jesus unto Peter, Put up thy sword into the sheath:
the cup which
my Father hath given me, shall I not drink it?

He told Pilate:
John 18:36  ...My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of
this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to
the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.

His great love for us is expressed in the following verses:
John 10:15-18 As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and
I lay down my life for the sheep. And other sheep I have, which are not of
this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there
shall be one fold, and one shepherd.
Therefore doth my Father love me,
because I lay down my life, that I might take it again.
No man taketh it
from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I
have power to take it again.
This commandment have I received of my

Thus, steadfast in His devotion to the one great aim of His life— Christ
accomplished the will of the Father-- all the way to His death, and the cry
that broke from His lips as the final pang shot through His suffering frame
while He hung upon the cross,
"It is finished," testified to the perfection of
His obedience, the completeness of His subjection to the will of God.

And when we think of all that Christ Jesus endured for our sakes, words
can never describe our thankfulness for HIS obedience and for God's great
love for us.  Apart from Christ, there is no salvation.

1John 3:1  
Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon
, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth
us not, because it knew him not.

1John 4:10  Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us,
and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

Isaiah 53:10-12 declares: Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath
put him to grief: when thou shalt make
his soul an offering for sin, he
shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the
pleasure of the
shall prosper in his hand. He shall see of the travail of his soul,
and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge
shall my righteous servant justify
many; for he shall bear their iniquities.
Therefore will I divide him
a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong;
because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered
with the transgressors; and
he bore the sin of many, and made
intercession for the transgressors.

Oh how awesome the love of God is! How great is His love for us! For our
sakes, our precious Lord was bruised, bore our sins and died for us! And
praise God that He arose victorious over death-- on the third day! And
because Christ lives, we shall live also-- forever with Him! And He is highly
exalted-- and has a Name that is above every name!

Phil 2:6-11
Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be
equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the
form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found
in fashion as a man,
he humbled himself, and became obedient unto
death, even the death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath highly
exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:
at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and
things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should
confess that
Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

©2008 Cobblestone Road Ministries
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The Baptist Quarterly Review, year 1883.

Further Reading:
Jesus Died For Our Sins
The Resurrection Of Jesus Christ
Psalm 40 - A Messianic Psalm Concerning the Death and Resurrection Of Jesus Christ
CHRIST'S LOVING WORDS - At His Last Supper and Upon The Cross
Our Heavenly Father
The Christ of the Cross, by A.C. Gaebelein
Why Did Christ Die? - by A.C. Gaebelein
Behold the Man! - by A.C. Gaebelein
Our Heavenly Father
The Preaching Of Jesus Christ After His Resurrection Concerning the Kingdom of God

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