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Jesus in the Garden of Getsename – the will of God and his own

Consider the story of Jesus in the garden of Gethsemane.

Mark 14:35 He went forward a little, and fell on the ground, and prayed that, if it were possible, the hour might pass away from him. 36 He said, "Abba, Father, all things are possible to you. Please remove this cup from me. However, not what I desire, but what you desire."

Though the description of the event is brief, it is clear that Jesus is struggling here with the idea of dying as a criminal. He wrestles with his own instinct of self-preservation and sense of injustice. He struggles with the will of God, yet, at the end he conquers these impulses and submits to him.

If a Christian goes through the same kind of struggles we say he sins because he resists God's will. However, these kind of struggles are not sinful. They are the very proof of our conscience and knowledge of the divine will. What sinful is finally conquering the divine will – not the struggle itself.

Heb. 12:4 "You have not yet resisted to blood, striving against sin"

Jesus did unto death.

And we should also.

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