Jesus knew Peter – what was in him, what he would do. Jesus still loved and persevered with Peter. Always take heart and turn back to Him – and then strengthen your brethren.
* God Above, Your word is life to us, written on our hearts. Please teach us of life today.
“Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me. Nevertheless, not my will, but yours, be done.”
Here we have the pattern of our King and Lord, our Master showing us how to live, the model by which we mark our standard of obedience.
Jesus submitted Himself under God’s will to an end that we will never have to go – He did it SO THAT we will never have to!
Onwards the steps to Calvary, Jesus knew He was walking to His death. Moving toward becoming a curse, so that the curse could be lifted. The Son rejected by His Father, so that we could be accepted.
This is the model for us of the Righteous One, our Saviour.
Let us be encouraged and convicted each day to be in prayer faithfully as our Jesus was, and when we wrestle with the Lord about His will in our lives, may it be marked with the same humility as Christ showed.
“Nevertheless, not my will, but yours, be done.”
* Father God,
Thank You for Jesus.
Thank You that we can know You, love You, that we can be Your people because of Jesus.
Thank You for saving us.