42 Again, a second time, He went away and prayed, saying, “O My Father, if this cup cannot pass away from Me unless I drink it, Your will be done.”
Matthew 26:42 (NKJV)
Daily Reading Plan
Matthew 26:42 (MSG) — 42 He then left them a second time. Again he prayed, “My Father, if there is no other way than this, drinking this cup to the dregs, I’m ready. Do it your way.”
Matthew 26:42 (NLT) — 42 Then Jesus left them a second time and prayed, “My Father! If this cup cannot be taken away unless I drink it, your will be done.”
Matthew 26:42 (NIV) — 42 He went away a second time and prayed, “My Father, if it is not possible for this cup to be taken away unless I drink it, may your will be done.”
Thoughts Of Devotion:
What a great lesson of obedience and submission we have in Jesus. As we study his life we are able to see that He was always submitted to the will of his Father. In John 6:38 it says, “For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me.” What marked the journey of Jesus was to continually please his Father and do exactly his desire. Nothing was more important or exceeded doing the will of His Father. The most important thing to Jesus was to please the one who had sent him into the world to do his will.
It is for this reason that it is not difficult to see that the prayer of Jesus was continually to do the Father’s will. Even in the most difficult moments when He was in the Garden of Gethsemane on his path to the Cross, He had the same prayer, “He went a little farther and fell on His face, and prayed, saying, “O My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will.” (Matthew 26:39). All Jesus wanted, however difficult it was, was the supreme will of his Father.
Today we must prayer the same, Thy will, not mine! If we are to succeed in prayer, then we must recognize that God knows what is best for us. As Matthew 6:10 says, “Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven.” All we need to understand is that the Father has the best answer to our prayers! Our desire, our will should always be secondary to what God wants to do in our situation, problem or crisis. Pray this morning for the will of God in our prayer. May our hearts always desire His will!
Matthew 26:39 (NKJV) — 39 He went a little farther and fell on His face, and prayed, saying, “O My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will.”
Mark 14:36 (NKJV) — 36 And He said, “Abba, Father, all things are possible for You. Take this cup away from Me; nevertheless, not what I will, but what You will.”
John 6:38 (NKJV) — 38 For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me.
Hebrews 4:15 (NKJV) — 15 For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin.
Matthew 6:10 Version (NKJV) — 10 Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven.
Philippians 2:8 (NKJV) — 8 And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.
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