Jesus taught about God and His Word. Many people followed Him wherever He went. Jesus became very popular. Some people even wanted to make Jesus their earthly king. But that was not God’s plan for Jesus. God sent Jesus to follow His plan and do what He wanted Him to do. Jesus wanted to obey God. In John 6:38, Jesus told a crowd of people why God sent Him to earth. “I came down from heaven to do what God wants, not what I want.”
The night before Jesus was crucified, He prayed to God in a garden. Jesus was very sad. He knew that He was going to die the next day. He asked God if He had another plan. But then Jesus said that He was willing to do whatever God wanted Him to do. God’s plan was for Jesus to die. So Jesus obeyed God and willingly gave up His life.
Jesus is a wonderful example for us. Sometimes we may not want to do what God wants us to do. We want to follow our own plan. But we should be like Jesus. We should trust God and obey Him.
What does God want you to do? He wants you to read His Word and obey it. Ask God to help you obey Him today.