Anf-01 v.xiv.vi Pg 6 What man could ever say, “I came down from heaven, not to do Mine own will, but the will of Him that sent Me?”1201
John xvii. 5.
Anf-01 ix.vi.xv Pg 2 Nor did He stand in need of our service when He ordered us to follow Him; but He thus bestowed salvation upon ourselves. For to follow the Saviour is to be a partaker of salvation, and to follow light is to receive light. But those who are in light do not themselves illumine the light, but are illumined and revealed by it: they do certainly contribute nothing to it, but, receiving the benefit, they are illumined by the light. Thus, also, service [rendered] to God does indeed profit God nothing, nor has God need of human obedience; but He grants to those who follow and serve Him life and incorruption and eternal glory, bestowing benefit upon those who serve [Him], because they do serve Him, and on His followers, because they do follow Him; but does not receive any benefit from them: for He is rich, perfect, and in need of nothing. But for this reason does God demand service from men, in order that, since He is good and merciful, He may benefit those who continue in His service. For, as much as God is in want of nothing, so much does man stand in need of fellowship with God. For this is the glory of man, to continue and remain permanently in God’s service. Wherefore also did the Lord say to His disciples, “Ye have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you;”3961
John xvii. 5.
Edersheim Bible History
Lifetimes x.xi Pg 1.1, Lifetimes x.xi Pg 107.1, Lifetimes x.xi Pg 111.1, Lifetimes x.xi Pg 6.1, Temple xiv Pg 21.6
Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge, Chapter 17
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:24; 1:18; 3:13; 10:30; 14:9 Pr 8:22-31 Php 2:6 Col 1:15-17 Heb 1:3,10