Obedience and Submission

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A submissive heart motivated by love produces willing obedience. Pride and self-will go together, so do humbleness and submission. “I delight to do Thy will, O my God” expresses the heart of Him who as a man “humbled himself and became obedient.” May we each yearn, as we meditate on the subject of Submission and Obedience, to be more like Him.
Fred, one of the most humble people I have ever known was one of the most submissive. He spent the last days of his life on earth in a retirement home of hundreds of people. It was not surprising to me that the staff of the home chose Fred as honorary king of the home. Our God has highly exalted Christ Jesus, his submissive, obedient Son and chosen Him to be King of kings and Lord of lords. God in His perfect time raises up those who willingly go down. On the last evening of His life our Lord Jesus expressed His appreciation for His disciples who followed him in His path of submission by telling them, “Ye are they which have continued with me in my temptations. And I appoint unto you a kingdom, as my Father hath appointed unto me.”