And after going a little farther, He fell face down and prayed, saying, “My Father, if it is possible [that is, consistent with Your will], let this cup pass from Me; yet not as I will, but as You will. Matthew 26:39 AMPC
Father, if thou be willing, move this cup from me: NEVERTHELESS not my will, but thine, be done. Luke 22:42 ESV
God often ask us to do things that are out of the normal, extremely difficulty and to our flesh, not something that we want to do, even if what He’s asking us to could save someone’s life and soul. Would you do it or would you ask God, why do I have to do this and say nope God, I’ll pass.
Jesus asked the question but knew that it was God’s perfect will that needed to be carried out. Jesus gave his life so that God’s children would know that we are loved more than we would ever know, by someone who died to know us (Romans 5:6).
He died so that we would understand the true love of God and that He would do anything to show us He loves us more than we could imagine. He gave His only begotten Son, so the world would know that he loved us. When God gave the requirement for His Son to give his life to set free and deliver His children, that we may have life and live it abundantly, Jesus knew the answer to the question before he asked.
So the question for you everyday is, would you let the cup pass or would you complete the assignments that God has put on you to save someone else?