Don’t Make Me Drink It!
…remove this cup from me; yet not what I want , but what you want. Mark 14:27-42 God did not force Jesus to drink. Yet even for Christ, there were some things that could not be avoided; he chose to drink because God’s desire was his desire. Although the spirit of support from his disciples may have been comforting, Jesus knew that when the time came they weren’t quite ready to drink from the cup he was about to drink. So it is with us; there simply are some things we can not avoid. Our friends and family with all their good intention and compassion will have no say in the matter. Going in, when the time comes, perhaps our circumstance may be unavoidable but our praise is not. When it is finished know that God will have heard every word of praise from our mouths, and we too will arise beholding His likeness.
“there is nothing outside a person that by going in can defile, but the things that come out are what defile.” Praise him at all times and experience the cup of salvation and glory in his Word.