“And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death on the cross.”
In Philippians 2:8, Paul say’s Jesus was found in appearance as a man, meaning that he lowered himself to become a human but, He still was the Son of God. Jesus humbled himself and became obedient to the Father, even to the point of his own death, even His death on the cross. Hebrews 2:9 says, “But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, for the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, that He, by the grace of God, might taste death for everyone.” Jesus was made lower than the angels, He was made into a man in which He was for the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor. This happened in order that He, by the grace of God, might taste death for everyone, all the people of the earth. Jesus became like us but, yet he was spotless and without sin. He came down to save and reedem our souls from the dark world. Jesus lowered himself, and was obedient to The Father to His death. Matthew 26:39 says, “He went a little farther and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, ‘O My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; Nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will.'”. Jesus had free will too, just like we do. However, Jesus was a bondservent of God. He didnt have to be obedient to the Lord but, he choose to be obedient to God because, He loves Him. In Matthew 26:39, Jesus prays to the Lord, asking if their is anyway that this cup (being the death on the cross, where Jesus carried the sins of the world) could pass from Him. Yes, Jesus did ask if the cup could pass from Him but, He also said “Nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will.” to show His willingness to be obedient to the Lord’s commands. Just as Jesus was obedient to the Lord, so must we be to the point of death, to the point of where we die to ourselves daily and pick up our cross and follow Him.
When praying to the Lord asking him for help, guidance, provision, anything and all things, I will pray saying the words of Jesus, “Nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will.” because, Ultimately, I want the Lord’s will to be done in every situation and circumstance. let you desires become my desires lord.