Week 18 Devo – FRIDAY

The Holy Spirit Empowers

The topic of submission in our culture is often met with reluctance or even criticism. For many, it is seen as an old-fashioned concept and with no place in today’s culture. However, Jesus – existing in the form of God – did not consider equality with God as something to be exploited and lived in submission to His Father (Philippians 2:5-7). In radical obedience, He laid down His life for the sake of people who would never do the same in return, even if they could. Jesus – the only good person who ever suffered – never committed sin, refused to insult those who insulted Him, and refrained from threatening His persecutors (1 Peter 2:22-23).

This is the example of humble obedience and submission we are called to follow. If we are not humble enough to follow in the footsteps of our Savior’s humiliation and suffering, then we should never expect to follow Christ in His glory.

How should Christ’s humility and willingness to suffer affect your willingness to do the same?

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