The Question of Why?
The question of “why” is noble when we truly desire to understand the reasoning behind some statement, imperative, or suggestion. However, the question of “why” is often asked simply because we want to avoid something and is an indicator of a bad attitude and contentious spirit. Nothing may be more crucial to our eternal salvation that an honest inquiry into the reasons behind the events leading up to and including the death of Jesus. Why was Jesus in such agony in the garden? Why was Jesus betrayed? Why did the people ask for Barabbas? Why was Jesus beaten and his garments parted? Why was he crucified? Why did his Father forsake him? Even Pilate wanted to know, “Why, what evil has he done?”
There are several pertinent answers to these questions. To fulfill the prophecies of old (Mathew 27:9, 35). Jesus did not come to destroy the law, but to fulfill it (Matthew 5:17). To do the will of the Father (Matthew 26:39). Jesus was delivered up “by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God” (Galatians 4:4; Acts 2:23). And to save us from our sins (John 3:16; Romans 5:8).
Why should you obey him and serve him faithfully? Be-cause of the hope of heaven and the salvation from eternal destruction. Love, obey, and serve Him. Why? Because He loves you.