Though Jesus was God’s Son, yet He learned obedience by the things which He suffered. 

Hebrews 5:8-9

Though Jesus was God’s Son, yet He learned obedience by the things which He suffered.  And having been perfected, He became the author of eternal salvation to all who obey Him.
Though He was the Son of God, He learned obedience. He had experience of it when He was obedient to death on the cross.  Being the Son of God didn’t exempt Him from suffering. Jesus shared our humanity when He died on the cross. Finishing His sacrifice, He became the author of eternal salvation through all whom believe on Him.
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I thirst for You as a parched land thirsts for rain.

Psalm 143:5-7

I remember the days of old, I ponder all your great works and think about what you have done. I lift my hands to you in prayer. I thirst for you as parched land thirsts for rain. Come quickly Lord and answer me.  

 
Is that something that we could say that we have ever done? Do we thirst for God and His word? God waits for us to thirst for Him and when our spirits are overwhelmed, we too can reach out to Him for His comfort and care. King David in the midst of his hopelessness, knows that his God is the very hope he is searching for. His soul thirsts for God and His grace and mercy. David looks around and sees the works and power of God and raises his hands in prayer in the midst of the storm he finds himself in. His soul thirsted for God as a parched land thirsts for rain. He asks God to answer him quickly. Sometimes it does seem like it takes God a long time to answer but we also need to stay the course and realize that God may have something better for us than what we are asking Him for. Precious Abba – Lord of all!!! Thirsting for You is something that we too should experience.  In King David’s hopelessness he realized that You alone had the answers – the same is true for us.  

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The Lord your God is with you wherever you go.

What a promise! From a God who never lies – who never leaves or forsakes us! He is the same yesterday, today and forever. Oh great God of the heavens and the earth – I worship You!!!

Joshua 1:9

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.

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For the battle is not yours, but God’s.

Deuteronomy 3:22

Do not fear them, for the Lord your God is the One fighting for you.

2 Chronicles 20:15

Thus says the Lord to you: ‘Do not be afraid nor dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours, but God’s.

It is so true that we try to fight battles that are not ours to fight but they are God’s. We are equipped to fight against sin, satan, and the world through the mighty power of the Holy Spirit of God who indwells us. I sometimes picture God with hundreds of thousands of surge protectors plugging us in to Him. His love, mercy and grace is infinite  – it will never run out. So do not fear – Jesus has overcome death and He does the same for us as we put our trust in Him. Hallelujah our God reigns!!!

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