Compelled 

WS-devo_PMSA man named Simon from Cyrene, the father of Alexander and Rufus, was coming from the fields to the city. The soldiers forced Simon to carry the cross for Jesus. They led Jesus to the place called Golgotha, which means the Place of the Skull.

The soldiers tried to give Jesus wine mixed with myrrh to drink, but he refused. The soldiers crucified Jesus and divided his clothes among themselves, throwing lots to decide what each soldier would get. (‭Mark‬ ‭15‬:‭21-24‬ NCV)


Here we have three people who are compelled to do three different things. Simon is forced to carry the cross for Jesus, weakened from the beating He received. Simon had no choice.

Jesus was compelled to go to the cross because of His commitment of love for humanity. It was His choice. Jesus was compelled by love.

The soldiers were compelled to carry out their duties as soldiers. Their choice was to follow orders and their own self-wills. What compels you to do what you do? ©Word-Strong_2015