Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Day One: It's All About God

“I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser” (John 15:1).

Jesus begins this well-known passage by making a statement about himself, but then he quickly places himself within a much larger context. He is indeed the true vine, but he has a vinedresser: God the Father. What does this imply about the relationship between God the Father and God the Son?

The Father is in ultimate control, and he has ultimate power over the Son. The Father superintends the life and growth and spread and fruit of the Son. And as for the Son, he is willingly and absolutely submitted to the Father and vulnerable before him. The Son is subject to every whim of the Father and is surrendered to his perfect will.

Even for Jesus Christ, who is very God of very God, life is all about God the Father. And if this is so for him, it should be so for us. We will never see ourselves aright until we see God aright, and we will never live our lives aright until we live them in submission to God.

Prayer Focus: Pray that in these 40 days God will open the eyes and ears of all at Glory of Christ Baptist Church; that we may see him for who he is and submit to him willingly by his grace.

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