And Jesus said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness, and then he suffered Him.
I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart.
For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.
Jesus is the substance of the Father. Jesus was begotten before the world was made. Jesus, the substance of the mother. Jesus, born into the world. Jesus, perfect God and perfect man. Jesus, Son of God and son of Mary. Jesus, the name above all other names. Jesus, Jesus, Jesus... sweetest name I know; fills my every longing – comforts my every heartache. Here is a life unlike every other that walked this earth. Here is a man Whose life was unique and Who lived a unique life.
His life was in sharp contrast with those around Him. His life is so pure, so different, so superior. No self-seeking, no self-pleasing. No strong desire to follow His own path or to ford His own stream: I delight to do Thy will, O my God: yea, Thy law is within my heart. Psalm 40:8. His - a life submitted to His Father; His - a walk.. obedient to the will of God! His - an example for us to follow: Thy will not Mine be done. Mark 14:36
Day by day He walked His Father’s will, as He laboured at the work-bench in the little carpenter’s shop; as He tramped the dusty way through city and villages, in Galilee and Judea. He magnified the 'broken' Law of the Most High. He fulfilled its righteous requirements. He demonstrated a life lived perfectly according to God’s statutes– and according to God’s precepts. He fulfilled all righteousness, as described by the former prophets. The LORD is well pleased for His righteousness’ sake; He magnifies the law, and makes it honourable. Isaiah 42:21
This life thus lived was a life laid down in sacrifice. This life became thus acceptable as the sin offering and a burnt offering – a sweet savour to the Lord. Casting out upon the sea of humanity gifts of salvation;a gift of hope; a gift of love; a gift of joy. Pouring into the hearts of those that love Him,His Own sweet Spirit of gentleness and grace.
And now we take up the mantle that fell from His shoulder, and walk the walk that Jesus walked, and talk the talk that Jesus talked, and love the love that Jesus loved – and suffer the sufferings that Jesus suffered. For we have been crucified with Him and we are risen with Him– and we are made to sit with Him in heavenly places in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Positioned in Him. Abiding in Christ. Resting in His Love. In Him welive, in Him we move, and in Him we have our being. And so I am fully persuaded that He Who began a good work in me, and He Who began a good work in you… will be faithful to complete it until the day of His appearing.
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