KEY SCRIPTURE: Matt 3:15 KJV “And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he suffered him.”
We continue with our studies on the person of Jesus and how He viewed and handled certain situations as they occurred to him.
Before He started His ministry, He had to be baptised. Baptism was a form of washing or purification. Jesus had no sin that needed to be washed away, yet this was the divine order. Secondly John was a forerunner to him, and needed to give his full approval of the role he came to play in His life and the upcoming ministry of the Lord. The Lord called it fulfilling righteousness. John was very hesitant in accepting to baptize the Lord, knowing Jesus in reality is the one who commissioned him to take that role or Jesus is the Lord of glory.
Fulfilling all righteousness as the Lord called it meant He was not in anyway going to cut corners. He was saying let us do the right thing. There is an Akan proverb, that says ” short route are an abomination ” Our world especially Ghana and other African countries break statutory systems, laws, and standards with impunity. The safety thing is that those of influence are the most culprits, as well as the general citizenry. Laws, systems, and order are set up to give us all an orderly life that would make the whole system, very smooth and working for all. Sadly, the right ways are stamped and thrown into the dustbin.
Can we learn from the master, to fulfill all righteousness. A young man meets a young lady and they agree to marry. Before both families come together to officially accept the two as couples, these people start living as couples. Our current world view seems to see no problem with it, yet so long as God who instituted marriage says it is not right perpetrators would definitely suffer the consequences of their error. We do not live in only a purely physical world, but there are spirits, who would come at you when you break divine laws and standards. Moral laws and standards are broken left and right. Please whoever you are, it does not matter your status in society if you fail to observe all righteousness you would pay dearly for it. Your status cannot exempt you from the horrors of electricity, if you do not handle it in its right ways.
What happened after the Lord had observed all righteousness. The bible says right when He was baptised the Holy Spirit descended on Him. The heavenly father spoke and said this is my beloved son, in whom I’ m well pleased. His mission was properly started.
Thank you, heavenly father. I commit my life to knowing your right ways, and doing them. It does not matter, how humbling an act may demand, so long as it is ordained by God to be observed, I would rigorously go through it.
THOUGHT: DOING THINGS RIGHTLY MAKES LIFE SMOOTHER
Prov 3:5 KJV Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
Prov 4:27 KJV “Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove thy foot from evil.”