“Even though Jesus was God’s Son, he learned obedience from the things he suffered” (Hebrews 5.8 NLT).
Learning obedience implies that there is an authority in which we are under. Jesus was the Authority with God, but He gave up His throne to enter into earth, submitting Himself to God unto death. He became less than the angels, and humbled Himself in flesh, so He could reconcile humanity by His death on the Cross (Hebrews 2.9 & Romans 5.1). If Jesus learned obedience to God through His suffering, so shall we learn through our own suffering. It is easy to obey God’s commands when it feels good and it lines up with what we want. However, it is very difficult to obey when it does not feel good and it doesn’t line up with what we want. But true obedience is seen only through suffering because we are staying obedient to God even when we don’t want to. Jesus cried out to God to save Him from the Cross, but when God commanded His will, Jesus obeyed and allowed Himself to be the scapegoat for all humanity (Luke 22.42). He became sin, so we could be saved. We can follow Jesus’ example. Instead of complaining when God’s asks us to do something difficult, we can obey God even when it hurts. Only then will we begin to act as true Children of God, obeying their Heavenly Father and trusting His commands.
“For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God’ (2 Corinthians 5.21 ESV).