“So Jesus said to Peter, “Put your sword into the sheath. Shall I not drink the cup which My Father has given Me?”” Psalm 18:11………
The Lord Jesus Christ spoke strongly to the apostle Peter because Peter had intervened when the steps were unfolding for Jesus to end up dying on the cross and being raised from the dead. Jesus told Peter not to interfere. Jesus knew He needed to surrender to His Father’s plans for Him – that He would die for all of humanity and be raised from the dead so all who repent and believe in Him as Lord, truly surrendering their lives to Him, would be forgiven and given everlasting life.
Jesus could have tried to go against His Father’s plans for Him. Instead, He surrendered. He gave up His life in His love for humanity and desire for the world to turn to Him and be given eternal life.
He knew He would “drink the cup” His Father gave Him. The cup? His Father’s will.
What about you and I? Nothing the Lord plans for our lives, no matter how hard, could ever compare with what plans the Father had for Jesus on the cross. But oh, how we rebel against God at times. How we argue, resist, run, do anything but humbly, lovingly, faithfully simply yield ourselves to God.
Let us learn, you and I, to surrender all to the Lord. With no resistance. With utter love. AMEN!
What an unfathomable blessing Jesus gave us in going to the cross. May we bless the Lord in lovingly submitting ourselves to Him and drinking whatever cup He gives us.