Thursday, 13 April 2017

Example of a Servant – He was submissive

“He went a little farther and fell on the ground and prayed that, if it were possible, the hour might pass from Him. He said, “Abba, Father, all things are possible for You. Remove this cup from Me; yet not what I will, but what You will.” Mark 14: 35, 36
The moment was agonizing; the Lord Jesus was going to be crucified. By thinking that in receiving the sins of the world, the Father would have to turn away from Him; it was an hour of agony. But our example of Servant did not come to this world to fulfill His own will; and He didn’t because He came with the purpose of fulfilling the will of the Father in favor of the humanity. And things were not easy for Him. On the opposite, he was despised by many, humiliated, treated as a false prophet and condemned to death on the cross; determined to the worst transgressors of the law. The Lord Jesus went through all of this without complaining, without hitting the foot, without giving up and most important without displeasing God, ever.
But many servants have not been like their Lord. They do the work of God according to their own will. They always question the orders of God and want to do their own will. They perform the work not wanting to please the Lord of the work, but looking at them. They complain about the responsibilities, where they are sent, and the direction they receive; in other words, they forget that they are servants and must submit to the Lord. So they contradict what He tells them by doing the opposite or asking for favors from others.
The Lord Jesus overcame because He never allowed Himself to do what He wanted, but fulfill the mission He had received. Being God, he was subjected to live in this rotten and unjust world to execute the plan of salvation.
Have you been doing the work of God according to your will or God’s will?
“For I came down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me.” John 6:38


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