Updated: Jan 3
Our Heavenly Father teaches us obedience through hardship and suffering
(Hebrews 5:7-8 NLT) 7 While Jesus was here on earth, he offered prayers and pleadings, with a loud cry and tears, to the one who could rescue him from death. And God heard his prayers because of his deep reverence for God. 8 Even though Jesus was God’s Son, he learned obedience from the things he suffered.
A lot of times we will read through the Bible and quickly read through verses like this and not really take into account what it really means to us. Hebrews 5:7 tells us why Jesus was heard by His Father which was because He reverenced Him. Which is to have profound regard, and deep respect toward someone. Verse 5:8 tells us that Jesus "Perfect Jesus" learned obedience through the things in which He suffered.
When I really started to understand this, I realized that if God the Father taught God the Son (perfect Jesus) while He was here on Earth obedience through suffering, I could absolutely expect to go through suffering in my life no matter how good I am with the Lord. Truthfully, most of the time we lead ourselves into suffering through our bad behavior, and it is our Heavenly Father who teaches and disciplines us in such a way that we can learn from it and become better. Suffering, pain, hardship, trials, and tribulation cement certain thoughts and lessons inside of us that we will never forget. Therefore the things in which we suffer become a great teacher for us.
To look at suffering, trials, and tribulations differently than you have ever looked at them. If this is how God the Father taught Jesus, then it is good enough to be used to teach you.
Ask your Heavenly Father to help you to understand the lessons in the suffering you are going through so that you may gain everything that He wants you to.
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