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“For I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will but the will of him who sent me.” JOHN 6:38

Jesus tells us that He came down from heaven. In other words, His life did not begin in the manger. Before He lay in the arms of Mary, He was at the right hand of God the Father in heaven. No prophet or religious leader could make the same claim. Heaven was and is His home.

Why did Jesus come down from heaven? His mission was to get God’s will done, just as He taught His disciples to pray, “Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven” (Matt. 6:10). Jesus is telling you, “This is why I came into the world: to do the will of Him who sent me.”

God has a plan, a purpose, and a will, and He gets them done through Jesus Christ. “This is why I am here,” Jesus said. “I left heaven and came down to earth, and I came to get the will of the Father done.”

The word for at the beginning of the verse means that this verse is an explanation of the verse that came before. “All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never cast out” (John 6:37). “The reason I came into the world was to get my Father’s will done. He gave certain people to me, and His will is that nothing given to me will be lost.” Jesus was ready for whatever it took to get the Father’s will done—and what it took was the cross.

So, when Jesus came to the garden of Gethsemane, He said, “My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as you will” (Matt. 26:39). He went to the cross and laid down His life as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all who would believe. And this is how God’s plan to redeem His people was accomplished.

How did Jesus get the will of God done?