In marriage people make a "commitment" to one another before God and friends that they are going to be loyal, faithful, loving, submissive to one another. Many take the vows of matrimony only as being an outward appearance of agreement of the flesh and not a covenant promise of faith and loyality of trust and truth as well as obedience. A commitment requires work to support and to care for what is of great value. As a Christian, our christian life should exemplify the same tenancity of commitment to God even the more.
What if Jesus had not been committed to do the will of the Father? What if Jesus had not been committed to laying down His life for us so that we may gain eternal life and be reconciled back to the Father through the repentance and forgiveness for our sins? What if God had not loved us enough, to sacrifice His ONLY begotten Son?
No matter how we mess up, Jesus is there committed to saving us (if we want to be saved.....it is a choice that we must make if we want it). Just because He loves us that much, yet He will not force Himself on us. God is so committed to us that He is not willing that any of us should perish, be lost or left behind. God is committed to leading us on the right paths that will bring glory and honor to Him and to teach others about reconciliation to the Father through the forgiveness of sins.
Jesus was deeply devoted determined and committed to fulfill the will of the Father, that when He was spat upon, mocked at, reviled, persecuted and beatened, He never forfeited His commitment to obey The Father's will. Jesus became the propitiation for our sins through His atoning death. When are we following the things and pleasures of of this world, we are committing spiritual adultery and are unequally yoked. However, the commitment of our Father to show mercy and grace to us beyond measure is one of unconditional love. In the flesh we want to put restraints and restrictions on being committed. Jesus does not do that to us. He is committed to loving us even when we don't love him and ignore him.
A greater "commitment" that we are charged with, is a willingness to submit our life to Jesus as Lord. We are the bride of Christ and if we are committed to Jesus, that means we pledge a promise of loyality to serve, live and obey the Word of God. We will go the distance and get dressed up in the things of appearance for to be seen by the world at the marriage ceremony, yet forsaking our covenant commitment. Our spiritual garment should radiate the embodiment nature of Christ. The earthly wedding dress and tuxedo will parish. Colossians 3:12 Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering should be an important part of our attire.
We vow before people at the ceremony that we will love, honor and obey and to be committed to that person till death do us part......yet, we fail to come into the same marriage of surrending our life and will to God as our Father. Learning of Him and knowing Him personally. This is intimacy at the highest, because of the love that God has for us.
We can tell each other in the flesh all day, how much we love one another. For some, those are just words to appease the flesh. The Love that God has toward us is one of steadfastness, unchangable, and nothing and no person can change His mind about loving us, it is beyond our flesh, it is to our soul.
Anything that we love in the natural we will go the distance to protect it. We have to do the same when it comes to our commitment to God. It starts with accepting Jesus into our hearts and allowing Him to make us into a new creation.
When Jesus went to cross He commended Himself towards us that although we didn't know Him or love Him, He still loved us and drew us to Him. His pledge was that He gave His life for us. His loyaty was to our Father to bring us back into right standing with God. Jesus never walked away from His obligation to take everyone of our sins to the cross and willingly suffered the shame and death that we deserve on the cross.....why because of a "Commitment of LOVE....
Webster Dictionary defines as:
A promise to do or give something. A promise to be loyal to someone or something. The attitude of someone who works very hard to do or support something. An Act of committing to a charge of trust. An agreement or pledge to do something in the future. The state or an instance of being obligated or emotionally impelled.
What are you committed to?