The FaithOfJesus2 Daily Devotional


kjv@Revelation:14:12 @ Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.

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Today's Verse:


kjv@Mark:14:32 @ And they came to a place which was named Gethsemane: and he saith to his disciples, Sit ye here, while I shall pray.

kjv@Mark:14:33 @ And he taketh with him Peter and James and John, and began to be sore amazed, and to be very heavy;

kjv@Mark:14:34 @ And saith unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful unto death: tarry ye here, and watch.

kjv@Mark:14:35 @ And he went forward a little, and fell on the ground, and prayed that, if it were possible, the hour might pass from him.

kjv@Mark:14:36 @ And he said, Abba, Father, all things are possible unto thee; take away this cup from me: nevertheless not what I will, but what thou wilt.

kjv@Mark:14:37 @ And he cometh, and findeth them sleeping, and saith unto Peter, Simon, sleepest thou? couldest not thou watch one hour?

kjv@Mark:14:38 @ Watch ye and pray, lest ye enter into temptation. The spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is weak.

kjv@Mark:14:39 @ And again he went away, and prayed, and spake the same words.

kjv@Mark:14:40 @ And when he returned, he found them asleep again, (for their eyes were heavy,) neither wist they what to answer him.

kjv@Mark:14:41 @ And he cometh the third time, and saith unto them, Sleep on now, and take your rest: it is enough, the hour is come; behold, the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.

kjv@Mark:14:42 @ Rise up, let us go; lo, he that betrayeth me is at hand.

Today's notes:


Key Concepts:


What is God's righteousness observed doing?:

What does this tell us about God's righteousness?:

How is man reacting?:


Jesus began to be sore amazed: Same concept as disciples when He walked to the boat and calmed the wind kjv@Mark:6:51, as one looking at an angel at the empty tomb kjv@Mark:16:5-6. Something intense has suddenly began to affect Him; something intense even for Him. What? From who?

Very heavy: Sorrow/grief placed upon Lamb by LORD: kjv@Isaiah:53:4 borne our griefs and carried our sorrows yet we, kjv@Isaiah:53:10 he hath put him to grief.

Previous judgments had a overwhelming heavy effect on the prophets of old (examples: Jeremiah kjv@Lamentations:1:12 Lord afflicted me, David kjv@Psalms:69:1-3 deep mire... no standing... while I wait for my God, kjv@Psalms:88:14-16 ... while I suffer thy terrors... thy wrath... thy terrors have cut me off. Also kjv@Jeremiah:23:9 kjv@Ezekiel:3:14 kjv@Daniel:7:28 kjv@Daniel:10:8 kjv@Habakkuk:3:2 kjv@Habakkuk:3:16). There seems to be evidence in holy men that this heaviness accompanies God's immediate judgment. Prophets tasted in part for the tiny nation what Jesus took upon Himself for the whole of mankind in full. It began now and did not end until "It is finished".

This explanation affords Him the probability that He is not praying that the cross be avoided, but the stunning agony of the cup of God's judgment physically upon His human body be taken note of by the reader. Remember that He is soon to be sweating blood for no apparent reason and an angel has to come to minister strength to Him to continue on from the garden before the trial and scourging even begins. Why else would this be?

"Sorrowful unto death" should not be understood as sorry that He will soon die, but physically dieing in human form from exceeding sorrow at this very moment. The "hour might pass" kjv@Mark:14:35 is this present hour in it's uncompromised form; now the next hour comes kjv@Mark:14:41.

Key Messages:

    What does this say about our present condition?
  1. I fear that our casual understanding of this passage eliminates God's judgment on man and amplifies man's judgment of Jesus. Our thought is that this is what our sin did to Jesus instead of this is what the Father avoided having to do to us because Jesus stood in our place. Our sin is amplified and made fully visible during all of this, but it is not the penalty Jesus is paying for us.

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