Isaiah 50:5-7 The Lord GOD hath opened mine ear, and I was not rebellious, neither turned away back. I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked off the hair: I hid not my face from shame and spitting. For the Lord GOD will help me; therefore shall I not be confounded: therefore have I set my face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be ashamed.
As I read this today I thought of how obedient the Lord Jesus Christ was. I thought of how He prayed not my will but thine. I thought of how it says here that he was not rebellious. He did not turn back from God’s will for His life. I read as He on purpose gave his back, cheeks, and face to shame and suffering. I read as He speaks of how God will help Him and that God is working it all out for a purpose. I read as He talks about all He is going through and knows that He will not be ashamed.
Then I thought of my life. I thought of how I rebel if what He has for me is not what I want. I thought of how I complain if things aren’t working out. I thought of how I wonder where God is if things don’t go my way. I realized how often I am ashamed because of whatever it is that He is doing in my life because I am more concerned about what men think of me than I am of what He thinks.
I am convicted this morning. I serve such a great God. I have such a great Saviour. I am so selfish. I am so petty. I want, I want and that is about my testimony. I may want spiritual things but seldom do I say that I have listened. I am willing. I will walk straight into suffering and embarrassment.
God help me to learn to be obedient to you and your will for my life no matter what it is.