|April 30, 2014|
We have seen that Jesus' purpose and sustenance was doing the Father's will.
From our own lives we know that it takes more than purposing to do something in order to continue doing it.
Isaiah 50:4-5 tell us what that something more was in Jesus' life...Jesus stayed faithful to His purpose of doing the Father's will and clung to it as to food because morning by morning He was awakened by the Father to be taught by Him.
John Snyder summed it up quite well with these words, "His food was to do the will of the Father, and He understood that a life of obedience could only be sustained by having an open ear to all that the Father was saying."
The Father's will and the Father's words kept Jesus.
In Luke 2:49, Jesus says, "...Did you not know that I must be about my Father's business?"
In Psalm 40:8 we see His heart, "I delight to do Your will, O my God, and Your law is within my heart."
Again John Snyder writes, "Here the whole service of Jesus is described: I must. I delight."
|April 28, 2014|
The Westminster Shorter Catechism asks, "What is the chief end of man?" The answer is this: "The chief end of man is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever."
As children of God, we too are here to do the Father's will.
Like Jesus, we need to have an open ear to all that the Father is saying.
We too can live by the motto: I must. I delight.
It is true. We ARE here because we MUST glorify God and we HAVE been made alive to the DELIGHT that is enjoying Him forever.
Christian, delighting in God and doing His will are your calling. The Holy Spirit is with you to help you and to lead you in that Word of truth that will preserve you in this purpose that is yours in Christ.
You have the purpose, you have the treasure, you have the Helper. Open your ears to be taught by God by setting your eyes on His Word.