Today's Journal

FATHER’S WILL

Jesus often commented that he came only to do the Father’s will. Yet, with all his dependence on the Father, the Son took his own role and place among men. He was full of self-assurance, he asked for complete allegiance, unqualified acceptance, and complete knowledge of all truth. He awed and impressed every audience of every kind with his wisdom and knowledge, his love and compassion, and his reminders; “the Father works, and I work,” and “For I have not spoken on my own authority, but the Father who sent me has himself given me a commandment—what to say and what to speak.” He was claiming to be infallible as the Father.

His constant obedience to the Father’s will and his own boundless and unparalleled authority are explained and reconciled by him saying, “I and the Father are one.” He is what he is because the Father wills it, and he is himself because he expresses that will in perfect obedience.

The Father’s will replaces every standard, every law, every rule and every creed. His will is to see the kingdom come on earth just like it is in heaven. All the teachings, healings, deliverance and compassion for people, both by example and parable, are to show, tell, explain and participate in his glorious kingdom here on earth… Now! There is a future and glorious extension of this kingdom life when Christ comes to complete what has been started. It starts for all of us by daily doing the will of the Father as his sons.

“For I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will but the will of him who sent me.” Jesus