The Cross of Obedience

Description

The cross that Jesus commands you and me to carry is the cross of submissive obedience to the will of God, even when His will includes things we don’t want to do.

If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me” (Matthew 16:24, NIV).

Are you repulsed by the thought of crucifixion? I am. But I also know that when I look into the eyes of Jesus, I see a cross! And He has said to me, “Anne, if you want to be My disciple, if you want to follow Me, you must deny yourself, take up your cross and follow Me. Because if you want to save your life, you’re going to lose it in the end. If you choose to lose your life for Me, you will find it. For what good will it do you if you gain the whole world, yet forfeit your soul?” (Matt. 16:24–26, paraphrased).

The cross that Jesus commands you and me to carry is the cross of submissive obedience to the will of God, even when His will includes suffering and hardship and things we don’t want to do. It is a willingness to totally, absolutely, irrevocably, and finally yield our lives to Him because we want what He wants more than what we want.

Just Give Me Jesus

Please register for a free account to view this content

We hope you have enjoyed the 10 discipleship resources you have read in the last 30 days.
You have exceeded your 10 piece content limit.
Create a free account today to keep fueling your spiritual journey!

Already a member? Login to iDisciple

Related
Calling on the Name of Christ
Dr. Ed Young
The Paradox of the Cross
Greg Laurie
The Love of God, Part 5
Johnny Hunt
Compassion
Angus Buchan
The Truth Will Set You Free?
RZIM
Follow Us

Want to access more exclusive iDisciple content?

Upgrade to a Giving Membership today!

Already a member? Login to iDisciple