Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels? But how then shall the scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it must be?
These verses helped me to think about the choice we make and how it really matters. Our circumstances will change and after a period of time what we see today will not be the same. In this changing world our choice matters and as believers our choice must be in alignment with the will of God.
We all know that Mathew chapter 26 is all about the plot to kill Jesus. These words are spoken by Jesus when one of his disciple struck his sword on one of the servant of the high priest and cut off his ear when a large crowd of men armed with swords tried to arrest Jesus. What he told him is something that made me to think.
Jesus being the son of God could have asked the father to provide him more than twelve legions of angels to protect him. Legions means a great multitude of angels. His almighty father would have surely granted his wishes. But we don’t see it happen. He didn’t pray for any such thing when he prayed his final prayer at Gethsemane. The one reason as Jesus tells is that the scriptures must be fulfilled. The other thing is it is Jesus who came willingly to die on the cross to redeem us. “Thinkest thou I cannot pray to my father” tells us that Jesus being the son of God did have a choice to ask for help from his Heavenly Father of not dying miserably on the cross. He didn’t do that though he had the privilege to say no but accomplished the work that was assigned to him.
Does this give you a message? Let me explain this to you. Everyone of us have choices to make but once an individual accepts Jesus as his saviour then the choice that he makes should be in alignment with the will of God. We receive salvation but during the journey with Jesus there are certain things where we struggle to submit ourselves to the will of god.
When god speaks to leave our job or to leave the city or town how do we really react matters. Our choice of following Jesus at the most difficult times just like how it happened in the life of job does matters. To serve the Lord and to fulfil his will with such loses as Job faced is not an easy thing. The questions of ‘how’ and ‘why’ pops up in our mind in those difficult circumstances. It doesn’t seem to be logical to our senses.
Our carnal mind disagrees with the spirit of god and we try to reason out when its difficult to make the choice or in other words it becomes so difficult to accept and to do the God spoken things in our life. But from the life of Jesus lets learn to make the choice and say lord its not my will but let your will be done in my life. Jesus knew that he will lose the presence of his Father and all the sins of the world will be casted upon him, yet he chose to die on the cross and fulfil the will of god so as to fulfil the scripture. Do not worry as the same Lord Jesus will help you to do the will of God through his unfailing promises and through his Holy spirit. God bless you all.