Hebrews 5:8 says, “Though He was a Son, yet He learned obedience by the things which He suffered.”  Matthew Henry says: We need affliction to teach us submission.

1 Peter 4:1 says, “Therefore since Christ suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves also with the same mind, for he who has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin.”  In verse two I am picking up the highlights: that he …should live…for the will of God.

I’ve been meditating on this phrase from Romans 5:21: so grace might reign through righteousness.  We are never more humble then when our purpose, thoughts, and actions are conformed through obedience to the will of God, which then allows grace to reign triumphant in our lives.

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