Learning Obedience (Hebrews 5:8)

with Ron Deal | August 21, 2020

When the writer of Hebrews 5 said Jesus "learned obedience through what he suffered," he wasn't suggesting Jesus was disobedient. He's suggesting an obedient Jesus demonstrated a deeper understanding of the value of obedience through practicing it when he was tempted. Marriage and family relationships allow us the chance to practice obedience even when we're tempted not to. We can choose to forgive when hurt and love even when taken for granted and in practicing obedience we mature in Christ.

When the writer of Hebrews 5 said Jesus "learned obedience through what he suffered," he wasn't suggesting Jesus was disobedient. He's suggesting an obedient Jesus demonstrated a deeper understanding of the value of obedience through practicing it when he was tempted. Marriage and family relationships allow us the chance to practice obedience even when we're tempted not to. We can choose to forgive when hurt and love even when taken for granted and in practicing obedience we mature in Christ.

Learning Obedience (Hebrews 5:8)

With Ron Deal
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August 21, 2020
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Ron: Really? Jesus learned obedience?

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Ron: Well, when the writer of Hebrews 5 in the Bible said that Jesus “learned obedience through what he suffered,” he wasn’t suggesting that Jesus had been disobedient. He’s suggesting that an obedient Jesus demonstrated a deeper understanding of the value of obedience through practicing it when he was tempted.

You know, it seems to me that marriage and family relationships allow us the chance to practice obedience even when we’re tempted not to. We can choose to forgive when hurt; be self-controlled when disappointed; be patient and gentle when worried; and love even when taken for granted and in practicing obedience we mature in Christ. For FamilyLife Blended I’m Ron Deal.

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