2057 Jesus Christ, obedience of
The selfless obedience of Jesus Christ to the will of God his Father, through which the redemption of humanity is accomplished. Christ also shows himself willing to submit to earthly authorities and sets an example which believers are called to imitate.
Jesus Christ was totally obedient to his Father’s will
Jesus Christ’s obedience was shown in his human relationships
He was obedient to his parents Lk 2:51
He was obedient to the Jewish law Mt 5:17-18; Mt 22:37-40 pp Mk 12:29-31 pp Lk 10:26-28; Mk 2:23-28; Jn 7:19; Jn 10:37-38 Jesus Christ’s obedience and commitment were to the spirit of God’s law; his attitudes to Jewish legalism were often seen as disobedience. Disputes over the Sabbath are one example.
Believers should follow Jesus Christ’s example of obedience
|1175||God, will of|
|2218||Christ, Son of God|
|2324||Christ as Saviour|
|2327||Christ as servant|
|2339||Christ, example of|
|2510||Christ, baptism of|
|2525||Christ, cross of|
|5379||law, Christ’s attitude|