When Paul began this section with the word “therefore”, he was obviously connecting it to that which had gone before. Christ disciplined Himself to obey His Father, even when it meant going to the cross. That same discipline of obedience is now to be practiced in the lives of those who call themselves Christians. Christ was obedient in death; they must be obedient in life. As Paul moved from doctrine to practice, he explained three disciplines that need to be developed. Today, maybe the best way for us to personalize them is to express them as resolutions.