Jesus and The Straight Path

Continuing our discussion of the straight path…

We looked at Joseph’s straight path, where obedience to God led Joseph from favored son to slave to prisoner to ruler of Egypt.

Now let’s consider the path of Jesus.

Philippians 2 describes a similar arc to the path of Jesus:

Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross. Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. (Philippians 2:5-11)

The straight path of Jesus looked like this:

  • He was God; but then
  • He became a man, and a servant; and then
  • He became a sacrifice, dying a horrible death for us; followed by
  • Exaltation to the highest place, the right hand of God.

No one would imagine this as the path the Son of God would have to follow. In fact, many missed Him, and some mocked Him, because His was not the path of a king.

But “the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God.” And this is why we must trust Him will all of our heart, and not trust our own understanding, intellect, or abilities.

Jesus trusted in the Father for everything and in everything. He is our example. Let us follow Him well.

Be blessed!

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