Philippians 2:7-8 (ESV)
7 But emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. 8 And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.
I try to live my life completely dedicated to what God wants for me. It runs deep, but it pales in comparison to many people I read about in God’s Word. Consider the eight known writers of the New Testament books: Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Paul, James, Peter and Jude. All were pretty dedicated guys, to say the least. Dedicated enough to go public with the great news of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. And all eight of these Holy Spirit-inspired writers paid a high price for their dedication.
Those men were sold-out and dedicated to Jesus, who displayed His dedication to us when He left Heaven as God and became a man on Earth, God the Son, to die on a cross for all of our sins even though we did not—and do not—deserve this forgiveness. Jesus rose from the dead, promising us life with Him forever if we trust Him as Savior and Lord, repenting from our sin.
How do you show your dedication to your faith?
Dear Lord, Thank You for calling us to be Your child. We pray that Jesus’ example of humility, dedication and grace would be the inspiration from which we live our life. Through the trials and the triumphs, help us to keep our eyes on You. In the Name of Jesus, Amen.