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The Cup

The Cup

On the night in which He was betrayed, on the night before Jesus is crucified, He is praying to His Father in the garden of Gethsemane. 

He says “My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; yet not as I will, but as You will.” 

And Jesus would say to Peter, “the cup which the Father has given Me, shall I not drink it?” 

But WHY does Jesus speak of it in terms of a cup? 

Doesn’t that seem kind of odd? 

Where does this thought, where does this idea of a cup come from? 

When I was young there was a Christian magazine, I can’t remember if it was Christianity Today or Charisma Magazine, but in this particular magazine there was a section called “Digging Deeper.” In this section, the magazine would take a portion of Scripture and “dig deeper” to discover what the Scripture was really saying or really meaning. We need to study Scripture that way. We need to dig deeper and discover what a passage of Scripture is really saying or meaning. We need to always study Scripture in context, and digging deeper to understand what is really being said. 

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