Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Hebrews 5:7

Hebrews 5:7 – During the days of Jesus life on earth, He offered up prayers and petitions with loud cries and tears to the one who could save Him from death, and now He was heard because of His reverent submission.

         Jesus is our example. When He came to earth He showed us how we are to live. Jesus is God, yet in humility He became a man. He was subjected to all things on earth that we are; temptation, hurt and pain. You name it, He experienced it.
         Being a man He lived as a man should. He was constantly in communication with God. We are told in 1 Thessalonians to “pray continually,” and that is just what Jesus did. He offered up prayers and petitions to God and God heard Him.
        God didn't hear Jesus because He was anyone special, though He was; God heard Him because of His reverent submission. He came humbly as a man and gave reverence to God. God deserves respect and Jesus gave it to Him. He lifted God up in awe and reverence, and He submitted to the plan that God had for Him.
        Jesus submitted to God to the point of going against His wants and desires. We see when Jesus was praying in the garden He said, “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will” (Matthew 26.39). Jesus was overwhelmed with sorrow about what He was getting ready to do, but He submitted to God.
        Thank God that Jesus lived in submission to God. If He didn't we would have no hope. He was obedient, though, and now we have a hope and a future and an example to live by.
        We must follow Jesus example and give God the glory in all we do, all the while submitting to His will for our lives. Rest assured that as you submit reverently to Him, He will hear you. Give Him your wants and needs and then submit to what He tells you.

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