Mark 14:35, 36 - Gethsemane: Not My Will, But Thy Will.

Mark 14:35, 36: Gethsemane: Not My Will, But Thy Will. 

Mark 14:35, 36 (NLT) He went on a little farther and fell to the 
ground. He prayed that, if it were possible, the awful hour awaiting him 
might pass him by. 36 Abba, Father, he cried out, everything 
is possible for you. Please take this cup of suffering away from 
me. Yet I want your will to be done, not mine.  

   Was Jesus trying to get out of what lay before him when he 
prayed, "Please take this cup of suffering away from me"? No, but he was 
expressing his human emotions"his aversion to the pain, torture, and 
suffering that would be the end result of his obedience to God's will. In 
his prayer, Jesus was aware of what doing the Father's will would 
cost him, but he also saw beyond the horrible experience of 
crucifixion and recognized that this was part of the plan from the beginning 
of time. He would take on the sins of the entire world in order to 
bring us salvation. His death would give us life.  
   Anything worth having costs something, but sometimes that 
cost is difficult for us to handle. What should you do when you seek 
God's will and don't like what you hear? Jesus gave us an example in 
this passage. First, pray. Second, seek support from other believers. 
They may have a more objective viewpoint and can offer good advice. 
Third, focus on the purpose God has given to you. You have to be 
willing to not only seek his will but to follow it as well. [The One 
Year Bible for New Believers re Mark 14:35, 36] 

   Just because something is the right thing to do doesn't mean 
it will be easy. Just because we face problems and obstacles 
doesn't mean we have missed or misunderstood God's will for us. All of 
us have undoubtedly faced times when doing God's will demanded all 
of our strength and determination - and our Savior has walked that 
   It's hard to imagine doing anything more difficult than what 
Jesus chose in Gethsemane. He was given the most difficult assignment 
possible. Misunderstood by His closest followers... betrayed by one of the 
twelve He had poured His life into, denied by His most outspoken 
disciple, deserted by the rest... arrested, unfairly tried, cruelly 
beaten, dying a criminal's brutal death on a cross, then facing the 
righteous wrath of God for the sin of humanity. This was the cup Jesus 
accepted in Gethsemane. Jesus submitted to God's plan and walked the path 
that caused Him to feel the unimaginable weight of all humanity's 
   At times you - like your Savior and Lord - must make the 
difficult choice to put aside your own wishes and submit to God's will. 
God's way is not always the easy path, but it is always the right one. 
[Being Still With God Every Day by Henry Blackaby] 

When you have a Gethsemane experience, pray what Jesus prayed: 
"Not what I will, but what You will". Jesus could submit to the abuse 
of men because He had already submitted to the will of God. 
[Chapter by Chapter Bible Commentary by Warren Wiersbe] 




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