Each Sunday, I try to post a devotional thought for you to meditate on. Sometimes it will be something out of my own studies and prayers. Other times – like today – it will be from another source.
Today, I am posting the strength of Jesus’ obedience and love by James Smith, courtesy of Grace Gems:
(James Smith, “Food for the Soul” 1867)
“He determined to go to Jerusalem!” Luke 9:53
And Jesus well knew the sufferings which would befall Him there! But such was His zeal for God, and such His love to us–that He was willing to go anywhere, suffer anything, or do anything–that would honor God or do us good.
He went to Jerusalem–that we might not go to Hell.
He was condemned–that we might be justified.
He was punished–that we might go free.
He died–that we might have eternal life.
Precious Lord Jesus, may I ever be willing . . .
to go anywhere for You,
to do anything for You, or
to suffer anything in Your cause.