Godliness Through Obedience

“Though He was a Son, yet He learned obedience by the things which He suffered” – Hebrews 5:8 A most interesting passage. nike air max 2017 soldes adidas ace rose The writer is essentially saying that God incarnate (Jesus, fully God and fully man) learned something new through His willingness to submit to the will of God the Father. asics gel pas cher Learned? New? Really? Well, let’s forego the deep philosophical discussion of how it is that God might learn something new and, rather, deal with the practical application of what the writer of Hebrews is communicating to us mere mortals. nike air zoom pegasus Sanctification through obedience. adidas zx flux Brandon Belt Authentic Jersey Godliness through obedience. Fjallraven Kanken The operative word is “obedience” as exemplified by our Lord, even unto death. adidas homme nike air max command soldes Nike Air Max 2017 Heren zwart Let’s just go ahead and admit it. Whether 5 years old or 50 years old, we would all rather have the hamburger just like it is advertised – “Have it your way.” What is even more interesting is that the 5 year old is much more honest about the whole thing than the 50 year old. adidas zx 700 femme bordeaux The 5 year old is not at all ashamed to let everyone know he wants it “his way” whereas the 50 year old is much more devious about his confession versus what he actually does when push comes to shove. nike air max pas cher At Heritage Covenant Church, we corporately pray every Sunday, “May our children learn Godliness through obedience.” But therein lies a problem not only for our children but for us adults too. nike air max 90 hombre rojas It is the age old Pharisitical problem of form versus substance. asics femme For it we are compelled to train our children only for looks sake, we have gained nothing. If parents rebuke their children, say, for displays of anger, when we ourselves exhibit anger toward them or other circumstances, then we do nothing more than confuse and exasperate our children. Nike Store Italia Biblical obedience is a matter of the heart AND body, not exclusive of one or the other. chaussure timberland pas cher Adidas Superstar Femme nike air max soldes As parents, we are to train both simultaneously even though one, the body or the heart, may lag behind the other. nike soldes We don’t train the physical only so that it looks a certain way to all our peers and, therefore, gains approval by its appearance. adidas ultra boost nike tn pas cher Nike Scarpe Uomo And we don’t neglect the teaching of the heart (Honor your father and mother) by failing to bring practical physical application of behavior to the meaning of the heart teaching. nike cortez For children, “Honor your father and mother” is both a heart and physically practical application of God’s word that is beneficial to our children. But it is lost if it is embraced as a spiritual conviction with no physical application (Mark 7:11 – “But you say, ‘If a man says to his father or mother, ‘Whatever profit you might have received from me is Corban’ — ‘ (that is, a gift to God), ‘then you no longer let him do anything for his father or his mother, making the word of God of no effect through your tradition which you have handed down”).and it is lost if it is embraced physically with no spiritual application (Mark 7:6 – “This people honors Me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me.”) For the next generation to have an impact on culture, this present generation must not take the seat of compromise. With regards to the Hebrews 5:8 passage, Matthew Henry wrote, “Christ made improvement by his sufferings. Joc Pederson Authentic Jersey By his passive obedience, he learned active obedience; that is, he practiced that great lesson, and made it appear that he was well and perfectly learned in it; though he never was disobedient, yet he never performed such an act of obedience as when he became obedient to death, even to the death of the cross. Asics Gel lyte 3 Pas Cher Kanken Mini Here he has left us an example, that we should learn by all our afflictions a humble obedience to the will of God. Roshe Run For Womens
We need affliction, to teach us submission.” John Calvin concluded, “But this was done from a regard to our benefit, that he might exhibit to us an instance and an example of subjection even to death itself. asics pulse soldes Central Michigan Chippewas It may at the same time be truly said that Christ by his death learned fully what it was to obey God, since he was then led in a special manner to deny himself; for renouncing his own will, he so far gave himself up to his Father that of his own accord and willingly he underwent that death which he greatly dreaded. new balance running Asics Gel Lyte 5 Donna Nere

The meaning then is that Christ was by his sufferings taught how far God ought to be submitted to and obeyed.” The next generation NEEDS to see such obedience to the King of Kings exemplified by us, the current generation, not compromise.

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