HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
THE LEGACY YOU LEAVE IS THE LIFE YOU LEAD.
6. Jesus Was An Obedient Man.
Jesus said yes when everything in Him wanted to say no. Remember the scene in Gethsemane when Jesus called out with a loud voice and tears to the one who could save Him from death, and He was heard because of His reverent submission. It was then that He learned obedience through suffering and became the source of our eternal salvation (Hebrews 5:7-9). He wanted to give us redemption, but if there were any way other than the cross, He would have taken that way. Yet He did His Father’s will.
How often do we go to God and remind Him that all things are possible with Him and how often do we insist on our way, the way of freedom from suffering? What we don’t know is that a legacy of glory can only come through obedience, and obedience always leads to the cross because we can only accomplish obedience through the cross. If we want to leave a Jesus kind of legacy, we can only do it the Jesus way: by saying yes when we want to say no—yes to the cross and no to self.
TO BE CONTINUED TOMORROW …….