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To Forgive is to Obey

This year I've chosen to read the New
Testament chronologically. Initially, I didn't
enjoy the process, but as I've read the gospel
accounts leading up to Jesus' death on the
cross, I've thought a lot about obedience and
its connection to forgiveness. Jesus, in His
humanity, has experienced the hurts and betrayals of humankind, and in His humanness,
He prayed and asked God to let the cup of
suffering pass. Knowing He was God made
man, being fully aware of the agony he'd experience, He still chose to humble himself
and yield to the will of God. He had a choice,
and He chose to obey. Without His obedience, our relationship with God couldn't be restored.

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