Don't Miss the Cross #4 Think Perfect Obedience!

Don't Miss the Cross #4  Think Perfect Obedience!
Lest you miss the meaning of the cross of Christ you must understand that Jesus died on the Cross in perfect obedience to the Father with a purpose to save His people?
Obedience is a key factor in Christ's death. He was sent by the Father. He was a servant of the Father. He came to do the Father's will and rejoiced in doing it. Every part of Jesus life was an act of obedience to provide a perfect robe of righteousness for sinners.
That means that all his works, words, miracles, ministry and sufferings were required by God to give sinful men everything that they lost in Adam. Through Adam we are guilty, defiled and naked with nothing good to offer God. All we have from our sinful lives are filthy rags. God cannot accept man's works for they are polluted due to sin in our hearts and natures. So to be the Saviour of sinners the Lord Jesus had to obey God's will and perfect all righteousness for us. That also included obedience unto death.
"And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient unto death, even the death of he cross." Philippians 2:8
Jesus' obedience, then, included His suffering and His dying. The wages of sin demanded the death of the sacrifice. The Lord Jesus had to die to fulfil the works of providing righteousness for sinners.
So, you need to consider Jesus in His death as the Servant working for you to provide you with a perfect righteousness to fit you for heaven. Do you see that? And do you thank the Lord for it?  If not, then you will miss the cross.
 1    What sacred Fountain yonder springs
            Up from the throne of God,
        And all new covenant blessings brings?
            ’Tis Jesus’ precious blood.
    2    What mighty sum paid all my debt,
            When I a bondman stood,
        And has my soul at freedom set?
            ’Tis Jesus’ precious blood.
    3    What stream is that which sweeps away
            My sins just like a flood,
        Nor lets one guilty blemish stay?
            ’Tis Jesus’ precious blood.
    4    What voice is that which speaks for me
            In heaven’s high court for good,
        And from the curse has set me free?
            ’Tis Jesus’ precious blood.
    5    What theme, my soul, shall best employ
            Thy harp before thy God,
        And make all heaven to ring with joy?
            ’Tis Jesus’ precious blood.