Jesus is our example of pure wholehearted obedience. I quoted Philippians 2:8 earlier. Jesus humbled Himself to become obedient to dying on the cross. Verse 7 says, “But made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men.”
Hebrews 5:7-8 says, “Who, in the days of His flesh, when He had offered up prayers and supplications, with vehement cries and tears to Him who was able to save Him from death, and was heard because of His godly fear, though He was a Son, yet He learned obedience by the things which He suffered.”
1 Peter 2:23 helps us understand how to follow His example. It says, “Who, when He was reviled, did not revile in return; when He suffered, He did not threaten, but committed Himself to Him who judges righteously.”
Committed is a keyword for us. Pride will not commit anything to the Lord. It takes humility to bow our heart in order to commit our lives to the Lord. First for salvation, then for our daily walk.
Proverbs 16:3 says, “Commit your works to the Lord, and your thoughts will be established.” I love this verse. The word ‘commit’ is a picture of a loaded camel. When it is ready to release its load, it kneels down, rolls over, and his burden is removed.
What a vivid picture for us. The Lord is our Burden Bearer. We roll off our burdens through a humble kneeling heart.