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  • Writer's pictureTim Hemingway

Your Will, not Mine


“Abba, Father,” he said, “everything is possible for you. Take this cup from me.

Yet not what I will, but what you will.” Mark 14:36.

Like a child calling out to his daddy (Abba) for help - so is Jesus' plea in his humanity.

The garden brings about the onset of the greatest anguish for the Lord Jesus and everything in his human nature recoils from it.

He offered prayers to the one who could save him from death (Hebrews 5:7). And being heard for his reverent submission he was strengthened (Luke 22:43) to desire the will of his Father to prevail and not his own.

The father would be honoured most fully, his glory be seen most intensely, his value be measured most abundantly by the execution of his will for Jesus - namely, to drink that dreadful cup of bitter woe.

Son though he was, he learned obedience and because he did, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him (Hebrews 5:8-9).



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