SEla_Kelly wrote: The choices Jesus made are perfect and the unbroken order of our universe.
We also must remember that Jesus' choices were his own personal choices, specific for his individual life. The decisions he made were appropriate for a man living in the First Century and were relevant to him personally. We must make our own decisions based upon the life we have been given to live in the time period we are living. But there is no reason why we can't learn to think like Jesus. It is written that we are free to utilize his mind anytime we choose through prayer. We can also make better decisions if we learn to pray for the reasons Jesus prayed. Reference:
(2088:5) 196:0.10 To him prayer was a sincere expression of spiritual attitude, a declaration of soul loyalty, a recital of personal devotion, an expression of thanksgiving, an avoidance of emotional tension, a prevention of conflict, an exaltation of intellection, an ennoblement of desire, a vindication of moral decision, an enrichment of thought, an invigoration of higher inclinations, a consecration of impulse, a clarification of viewpoint, a declaration of faith, a transcendental surrender of will, a sublime assertion of confidence, a revelation of courage, the proclamation of discovery, a confession of supreme devotion, the validation of consecration, a technique for the adjustment of difficulties, and the mighty mobilization of the combined soul powers to withstand all human tendencies toward selfishness, evil, and sin. He lived just such a life of prayerful consecration to the doing of his Father's will and ended his life triumphantly with just such a prayer. The secret of his unparalleled religious life was this consciousness of the presence of God; and he attained it by intelligent prayer and sincere worship -- unbroken communion with God -- and not by leadings, voices, visions, or extraordinary religious practices.