What’s Your Cup?

The human side of Jesus struggled with what he had to face on the cross.   However, he knew there was no other option for you and I to receive forgiveness from sin.

39 Jesus went out as usual to the Mount of Olives, and his disciples followed him. 40 On reaching the place, he said to them, “Pray that you will not fall into temptation.” 41 He withdrew about a stone’s throw beyond them, knelt down and prayed, 42 “Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.” – Luke 22:39-42 (NIV)

Jesus had the ultimate cup.  His cup was our sin.  He took the wrath of God upon Himself, an unfathomable burden.

What’s Your Cup? 

A job or career you feel stuck in?

Tough Marriage?

Difficult child?

Physical disability?

One of the greatest lies in the American church is that suffering or hardship is an indicator of your spiritual life.  The greatest influence on Christianity – Paul – spoke about a “thorn in the flesh” (II Corinthians 12:7-10).

Jesus drank the cup for us.  He was an example for us.  The cup can represent:

– The Cup of Humility (Philippians 2:5-8)

– The Cup of Sacrifice (Philippians 2:8)

– The Cup of Suffering (Philippians 1:29)

Jesus knew the price he would pay.

Jesus knew the options he could have taken (Matthew 26:53).

Jesus knew His only choice (Matthew 26:54).

Thank you Jesus!