Jesus’ Role-Model: How He Related To God As His Father And Holy Spirit As His Wisdom



  • Abided in the security of His Father’s love for Him, certain that Father God loved Him for Who He was instead of what He did. Before Jesus had done one miracle, Father God thundered from Heaven, “This is My beloved Son, in Whom is My total delight.”


  • Trusted in Father God’s love. He was secure in His position as Son. He knew that everything Father God did for Him, or asked Him to do, was done in love and for His best good.


  • Abided content in God’s provision, will, and calling. Lived from a position of inner peace and rest.


  • Determined to spend time communing with Father God and Holy Spirit, no matter how noisy the crowd or how urgent their needs.

Mark 6:31
    31 And He said to them, [As for you] come away by yourselves to a deserted place, and rest a while—for many were [continually] coming and going, and they had not even leisure enough to eat.


  • Trusted in Father God’s timing. Trusted Holy Spirit to communicate His timing.


  • Lived His life continuously aware of, and in communion with, Father God and Holy Spirit. Throughout the day, continuously sought Their insights and guidance, and, as He faced each new event and circumstance, waited for Their direction before He acted.


  • Prayed, drawing on Holy Spirit’s insights, according to Father God’s will. He operated from strength and confidence because He saw what the Father was doing and did only that.

John 5:19-20
    19 So Jesus answered them by saying, I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, the Son is able to do nothing of Himself (of His own accord); but He is able to do only what He sees the Father doing, for whatever the Father does is what the Son does in the same way [in His turn].
    20 The Father dearly loves the Son and discloses to (shows) Him everything that He Himself does. And He will disclose to Him (let Him see) greater things yet than these, so that you may marvel and be full of wonder and astonishment.


  • Refused to presume He knew what Father God wanted: He did not guess. He asked, waited, listened, heard, and confidently obeyed.


  • Discerned the real situation by drawing on God’s wisdom and all God’s abilities instead of drawing from His own human reasoning. Even though He is God, as a Man through Holy Spirit’s enabling, Jesus used Father God’s abilities to accomplish all aspects of His earthly mission. Jesus did not triumph using His own human willpower. Instead, He used Holy Spirit’s strength.


  • Asked for and operated in the wisdom, knowledge, and righteousness of Father God. To role model what is possible for us, He was empowered by Holy Spirit in all virtues, including righteousness.


  • While He demonstrated Father God’s and Holy Spirit’s love, compassion, loving-kindness, tenderness to all who were afflicted and in need, He confronted the proud.


  • Served others as a lifestyle with a heart attitude of humility and pure, non-manipulative love.


  • Operated from God’s compassion and not His own. He didn’t always respond with what the afflicted ones wanted, but He always gave them what they really needed.


  • Submitted to the Lordship of the Father even to death. Jesus “learned obedience” and did not question or hesitate. Jesus obeyed Father God’s every instruction. He grew in Sonship; in other words, He grew in His ability to be an obedient Son.

Hebrews 5:7-9
    7 In the days of His flesh [Jesus] offered up definite, special petitions [for that which He not only wanted but needed] and supplications with strong crying and tears to Him Who was [always] able to save Him [out] from death, and He was heard because of His reverence toward God [His godly fear, His piety, in that He shrank from the horrors of separation from the bright presence of the Father].
    8 Although He was a Son, He learned [active, special] obedience through what He suffered
    9 And, [His completed experience] making Him perfectly [equipped], He became the Author and Source of eternal salvation to all those who give heed and obey Him


  • Moved toward certain death and toward certain agony on the cross, courageous in His determination to accomplish the Father’s will. He role-modeled “dying to Self.” In other words, He prioritized the needs of others over His own needs.


  • Held no personal ambition or separate plan for His life. Believed that Father God’s will for His life was not only for His best good but also for the best good of all others so that Father God’s most excellent purposes would be accomplished.


  • Immersed Himself in Father God’s laws and truth. He did not compromise.


  • Wielded Father God’s Word, using Scripture as His Sword. Though He is the Word Who became human, while He was human, He spoke Truth in love.


  • Role-modeled the depth of God-Man communion the Trinity desired and planned for Man throughout eternity — Father to Child, Heart to heart.