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Obedience and Suffering

by on June 30, 2016

Obedience and Suffering

Jesus, in the days of His flesh,
When He had offered up prayers and supplications,
With vehement cries and tears to Him who was able to save Him from death,
And was heard because of His godly fear,
Though He was a Son,
Yet He learned obedience
By the things which He suffered. Heb 5:7-8

How can we possible understand these words? We really cannot understand them but, we can learn from them. If Jesus, while here in the flesh, cried intensely; how can we think that our lives should, could be any different?

If Jesus learned obedience by suffering, how should, could it be different for us? He was a Son. We are sons and daughters. If we are sons and daughters, God will disciple us as Jesus was.

So, as a daughter or son, expect a life like the life of Jesus. Expect suffering. Expect God to teach you obedience. When you cry, you will be heard. When you offer up prayers and supplications you are heard.

All of this will place in you a Godly fear. A fear of an all-powerful God and Father. But, more than that, a fear of not pleasing such a good God and Father. A fear of breaking the heart of our Father causes us to allow suffering. We even rejoice in suffering because He is teaching us obedience. He is teaching us an obedience that we could learn no other way. That is His way. His way is best.

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