Hebrews 5:8-9 – Even though Jesus was God’s son, he learned obedience from the things he suffered. In this way God qualified him as the perfect High Priest, and he became the source of eternal salvation for those who obey him.
Jesus was always obedient to God’s will. Jesus’ obedience to the Father’s will was learned through his suffering. Jesus was obedient all the way to the cross where he suffered, paid the ultimate sacrifice for the sin of mankind. Following Jesus is the only way to have eternal salvation.
Jesus lived a life of complete submission to the Father’s will no matter what trial or how much he suffered. While we won’t live a perfect life of always being in step with God’s will, we must realize that as followers of Jesus we must strive to walk that path. God allows circumstances/hardships in our lives that force us to rely on Jesus when we are the most vulnerable. Through the power of the Holy Spirit, we can gain strength to persevere through suffering. For many people throughout the world and in Florida, daily life is a struggle and Jesus is their only hope. We must remember our greatest need has already been met and there is but one way to be saved, through the blood of Jesus shed for me on the cross for all who believe and obey him.
Thank you for loving us so much that you sent Jesus as our savior so we can have an eternal relationship with you. Help your Spirit guide me to follow your will and be obedient to your path. Let me learn to rely/trust you in all situations.