SCRIPTURE: “Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.” (Luke 22:42 NIV).
And as the appointed time for the work of redemption drew ever closer, our Lord Jesus prayed to His Father: if you are willing, remove this cup from Me.. nevertheless, He submissively continues.. not My will, but Yours, be done. Despite desiring that some other way could be found to accomplish the payment for mankind’s sins, Jesus bowed to His Father’s will in the matter and gave Himself.
It is never wrong to express our true feelings to God. Jesus exposed His dread of the coming trials, but He also reaffirmed His commitment to do what God wanted.
The cup He spoke of meant the terrible agony He knew He would endure-not only the horror of the crucifixion but, even worse, the total separation from God that He would have to experience in order to die for the world’s sins.
Inspired by: Paul Marc Goulet–Jesus.net