Jesus does God's will

A selection of verses showing that Jesus always does what God wants.

Jesus tells his disciples that he seeks to obey God rather than please himself:

John 5 verse 30

30  I can of myself do nothing. As I hear, I judge, and my judgement is righteous; because I don’t seek my own will, but the will of my Father who sent me. 

Jesus says that obeying God sustains him like food:

John 4 verses 31 - 34

31 In the meanwhile, the disciples urged him, saying, “Rabbi, eat.” 
32 But he said to them, “I have food to eat that you don’t know about.” 
33 The disciples therefore said to one another, “Has anyone brought him something to eat?” 
34 Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of him who sent me and to accomplish his work. 

At the end of his ministry, he is able to say in prayer that he has done what God asked him:

John 17 verse 4

4  I glorified you on the earth. I have accomplished the work which you have given me to do. 

As he approaches the horrors of his death, Jesus still wants to do God's will:

Matthew 26 verses 36 - 42

36 Then Jesus came with them to a place called Gethsemane, and said to his disciples, “Sit here, while I go there and pray.” 37 He took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful and severely troubled. 38 Then he said to them, “My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, even to death. Stay here, and watch with me.”
39 He went forward a little, fell on his face, and prayed, saying, “My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass away from me; nevertheless, not what I desire, but what you desire.”
40 He came to the disciples, and found them sleeping, and said to Peter, “What, couldn’t you watch with me for one hour? 41 Watch and pray, that you don’t enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
42 Again, a second time he went away, and prayed, saying, “My Father, if this cup can’t pass away from me unless I drink it, your desire be done.” 

These chapters have links to this theme: