Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Christ’s obedience

I was reading the other day about Jesus' obedience to his Father, and thought I should share it:
‘...Christ’s obedience always came from his heart as a willing, joyous yielding up of himself to his Father’s will and law; never was it merely artificial and outward, executed mechanically and perfunctorily. His entire like was one of delight in doing his Father’s will.’
Reymond, Robert L. A New Systematic Theology of the Christian Faith. 2nd ed. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1998. p.630

If only our lives were like this too! Instead we don't delight in God as we should (even though we would be happier if we did) and God says to us,

"O my people, what have I done to you? How have I wearied you? Answer me!" Micah 6:3