Jesus' Example of Obedience
And he said to them, “Let us go on to the next towns, that I may preach there also, for that is why I came out.”
Now there was much to do here in this town. Jesus was preaching and healing, so people were coming all over to see him here in this town. But all of a sudden, after a quiet time in the desert, Jesus tells his disciples, “Let’s go.” I’m sure the disciples were thinking what we are all thinking, “WHY?” But what see is the right thing to do is not necessarily the thing to do. Jesus knew what His mission was: to please the Father and do what He called him to do. Obedience, to the call and to pleasing the Father, that is what Jesus modeled. He knew his mission on earth was to call the sinners to repentance, be the sacrifice for all, and therefore it will bring glory to God. It seems that he does this at every level here. From the get go he was obedient to God and stayed true to the calling that God had on his life. Jesus knew what to do, when to do it, and how to accomplish it. Being obedient to God was the thing that was of most importance. So when God said “go” Jesus did exactly what he was supposed to do, go.
So what does this mean for the rest of us. I need to follow the example of Jesus and obedient to God. We need to have a better understanding that the main reason we exist is to bring God glory and how we do that is through obedience. Knowing that fulfilling the will of the Lord is of most importance. That is what God wants us to do. Each of need to live our lives is first of all concentrated to bring God glory. Therefore whatever God ask us to do we need to do. Follow Jesus no matter what. In life sometimes the more popular thing or what seem the right thing to do is one way but God is asking you to go the other way. Though it may not seem right, that is where we need to head to, following the Lord.
Jesus help me to follow your example to please the father and do what He calls.