The Ultimate Example
“The reason My Father loves Me is that I lay down My life-only to take it up again. No one takes it from Me, but I lay down of My own accord. I have authority to lay it down and authority to take it up again. This command I received from My Father.” John 10:17-18
Jesus was and still is the prime example of what listening, trusting, and obeying God the Father is all about. Because of his obedience to God’s will for His life, Jesus made the way for the rest of us. There is no excuse for us to not listen, because Jesus showed us how to do it.
Today’s passage is one of the most powerful in the Bible, because it not only shows us Christ’s power, it also shows us His humility to listen and obey His heavenly Father. It is truly an honor to have such an example such as Jesus! Think of what His example means in your life. When you follow Him, you won’t be misled or misdirected. He will keep you right on track. Are you ready to listen and to obey?
Pray for the strength and discipline to be more like Christ. Ask God to continue helping you make better decisions in your life, and to help you listen to His Holy Spirit as your guide.
Read more about Jesus’ life, His ministry, and His obedience to God’s call by reading the book of John. Remember that Jesus is the ultimate example. To be more like Him, we need to know Him.