“Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered;” (Hebrews 5:8) INDEED, “The Sovereign LORD has spoken to me, and I have listened. I have not rebelled or turned away.”(Isa. 50:5)
Inasmuch as rebellion came from created beings, so obedience must now be established among them. Man sinned by rebelling; therefore the authority of God must be erected anew on man’s obedience. It seems that all God’s revelations are sealed to the individual until they are opened to us as individual by obedience. Man hadn’t gotten them opened by philosophy or otherwise, and will never be opened in such way, anyway, except obedience. This explains why the Lord Jesus came into the world and was made one with created men. He did so, and then broke the long tradition of human independence by walking humbly in the way of obedience to God.
Please carefully note that Jesus did not merely bring obedience to the earth; He learnt it in practice, and He did so through suffering. We too may learn to practice obedience at times by the same means. Our usefulness is determined not by whether we have suffered, but by how much obedience we have learned as we walked with our Lord Jesus in that suffering. These alone are useful to God who have learned, at whatever cost, to obey Him. And Jesus being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death, even death on a cross! (Phil. 2:8)
CONFESS AS FOLLOWS:
God is the unfailing, unlimited source of my supply. My financial income now increases as the blessings of the Lord overtake me. (Deut.28:2)