Son though He was, He learned obedience from what He suffered and, once made perfect, He became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey Him ~ Hebrews 5:8-9 (NIV)
The writer of Hebrews used these words in exemplifying Jesus’ lifestyle as the model for our journey of faith…
Good morning dear friends. With this in mind, the statement: This is my beloved son, in whom I am well pleased, develops a whole new meaning. It becomes a hallmark for God’s expression of His pleasure and delight in our efforts in walking in obedience to His precepts in-spite of our weaknesses, societal pressures, and the barrage of assaults from the forces of darkness.
Rewind back thousands of years; like Jesus, Joseph laboured through many waters, storms and trials before the day of his reward and recognition.
Fast forward a bit from there; like Jesus, Daniel laboured through fasting, studying, prayers… He suffered great persecution before he finally received his reward and recognition.
Dear friends, as disciples and followers of Christ we are called to walk worthy of our vocation. When we do this, God’s power is made available to us. When we walk worthy, we are bold in the face of adversity and opposition; but most importantly, we are confident and not timid on the day of our showing (the day we are called upon for reward and recognition).
This accolade friends is worth fighting for with every fibre of our being!