Saturday, September 22, 2012

O my Father ... let this cup pass from me

Daily Light Devotions - September 22 - Evening

O my Father ... let this cup pass from me ...

And going a little farther he fell on his face and prayed, saying, "My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as you will." 1 

"Now is my soul troubled. And what shall I say? 'Father, save me from this hour'? But for this purpose I have come to this hour. 2 

For I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will but the will of him who sent me. 3 

but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. 4 

In the days of his flesh, Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to him who was able to save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverence. Although he was a son, he learned obedience through what he suffered. 5 

Do you think that I cannot appeal to my Father, and he will at once send me more than twelve legions of angels? 6 

and said to them, "Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, and that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. 7 

1. Matt 26:39; 
2. John 12:27; 
3. John 6:38; 
4. Phil 2:8; 
5. Heb 5:7,8; 
6. Matt 26:53; 
7. Luke 24:46,47

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