He was faithful to Him who appointed Him, as Moses also was in all His house. – Hebrews 3:2
If we go back to the scene in Isaiah 6 as discussed a few days back, you’ll remember I said I can hear Jesus saying “Here am I send Me,” to the Father’s call.
And what’s the result of all this calling, sending and going?
Jesus was faithful to the Father.
He was faithful to the Father every day.
We see it when He was twelve.
And He said to them, “Why did you seek Me? Did you not know that I must be about My Father’s business?” – Luke 2:49
We see it every day of His ministry.
Therefore Jesus answered and was saying to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, unless it is something He sees the Father doing; for whatever the Father does, these things the Son also does in like manner. – John 5:19
We see it in the Garden of Gethsemane more clearly than anywhere else.
And He went a little beyond them, and fell on His face and prayed, saying, “My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; yet not as I will, but as You will.” – Matthew 26:39
This is the one that really blows me away. Jesus knows what He’s facing. He knows He will hang on that tree. He knows He will be disfigured and beaten to within an inch of His life. He knows that as a Passover lamb is being slaughtered for every household only one day hence, He would be slaughtered, fulfilling the type. And it would happen at the hands of His own people.
And yet, I don’t believe any of that caused His agony in that garden that lonely night.
I believe it came down to His agonized cry on the cross.
“MY GOD, MY GOD, WHY HAVE YOU FORSAKEN ME?” – Matthew 27:46
This is the cup Jesus didn’t want to bear. The rest would be over, the rest is stuff many of His followers would gladly face in years and centuries to come.
But God asked Jesus to drink the fullness of God’s wrath from His own hand.
But the LORD was pleased To crush Him, putting Him to grief; – Isaiah 53:10
Jesus is our FAITHFUL High Priest.
Blessed be the name of the Lord.
Can you thank Him with me today?
All glory to You, Jesus!
Thanks for stopping in today,
See you again soon,