Lent Devotional • Day 42

Tuesday of Holy Week (Mar. 30)

Humble Obedience

Narrated by Larry Stigge

Being found in human form, [Jesus] humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Philippians 2:8

In the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus prayed, “Father, not my will but thine be done.” He humbled himself, submitting obediently to the Father’s will—actually aligning his own will with what his Father most desired.

That’s hard for us to do. Our pride refuses to submit completely to God’s authority and commandments. Healing our stubborn hearts is a long process that continues to the day of our death. Take time during this Holy Week to allow your Savior to bring your will a bit more in line with his humble obedience to the Father’s will.

REFLECT: Consider how to be humble this week.

PRAY: Your humble obedience unto death is my healing, Lord. Bend my stubborn will to your loving desire. Amen.

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