How Jesus Fulfilled His Father’s Will 1 Pet 2: 21

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Jesus fulfilled his Father’s will because:

He knew his Father’s will – Lk 2:49 – In childhood he went about to do his Father’s business.  It’s remarkable that he knew his Father’s will before he was a teenager and then dedicated himself to that work. Nothing distracted him from that.

He surrendered to his Father’s will – Jn 6:38 – Jesus surrendered his own will so that he could do his Father’s will.  Notice, again, that he knew his Father’s will [Jn 6:39-40].

He sought his Father’s will – Jn 5:30 – and Jesus did so by not relying on himself and by not seeking his own will.  He was totally and absolutely dependent upon his Father.  “I can of mine own self do nothing.”

He did his Father’s will – Jn 4:34 – Nothing was more important to Jesus than doing God’s will. Though he was tired, thirsty and hungry, his Father’s will was more important to him than his own rest and personal comfort.  Nothing stopped him from doing God’s will.

It was because of these four things that Jesus was able to go to Gethsemane and pray, “not what I will, but what thou wilt,” [Mk 14:36].  God gave him the strength to accomplish the great work of salvation on Calvary.

Conclusion: Christ left us an example that we should follow his steps [1 Pet 2:21].  Therefore, we are to do his Father’s will the same way that he did.  Get to know God’s will, surrender your will to his, seek then to do his will and do it by God’s grace and strength.