Put your sword back: John 18.11

“But Jesus said to Peter, ‘Put your sword back into its sheath! Am I not to drink the cup that the Father has given me?’”

John 18.11

Jesus delivered himself to the opposition. He came to earth in order to give up his life and suffer on the cross. There would be no defense, no protection, because his time had come.

The cup here represents Jesus’ suffering on the cross. Jesus accepted it willingly. What sufferings does the Lord call on me to undergo? Am I willing to bear them?

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