Tuesday, April 09, 2019
Season of Lent - Week 6 - Submission
We are on journey with Jesus. As we near the Cross, we take time to reflect on what thoughts, feelings and ideas filled his beautiful soul. One of the ideas that filled the life and mind of Jesus was surrender or submission to God and his will.
Read slowly over the texts below and reflect on your own heart. Talk to the Lord about what you discover.
Where are you in relation to the submission of Christ?
Would you characterize yourself as “open and willing” or “closed and willful”?
Phil 2:5-11 ESV
Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Hebrews 5:7-8 NIV
During the days of Jesus’ life on earth, he offered up prayers and petitions with fervent cries and tears to the one who could save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission. Son though he was, he learned obedience from what he suffered.
James 4:7 ESV
Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.