Hebrews 5:7 – During the days of Jesus’ life on earth, he offered up prayers and petitions with loud cries and tears to the one who could save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission.
The other morning this verse stood out to me in my devotions. Particularly the last two words in the scripture, reverent submission. Not all submission is reverent. There is a difference in submitting to something/someone because you are made to and submitting out of reverence for that thing/someone. Reverent submission shows that you truly believe deep down that the person that you are submitting to has your best interest at heart. Jesus exemplified, through his life, reverent submission. He first of all directed his attention and prayers to the one that could save him from death, however; he submitted to plan that God had for his only Son to be the ultimate sacrifice for our Sins. He didn’t submit because he “had to” or was “made to.” His submission stemmed from the fact he truly believed that God the father had his best intrest, and the intrest of others at heart. I know at times I submit because I feel that I am made to. I really need to work on that!
How do you stack up in practicing Reverent Submission, do you really know God has your best interest at heart?