Thursday, January 24, 2013

Help for Today: Nevertheless

“O my Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will.” Nevertheless. It is perhaps the single most important word in the passage. It is the word that indicated the heart of the Teacher. It is the word that shows submission. It is the word that reveals His priority. The Teacher knew the line that could not be crossed. He was very comfortable emptying His heart before the Father. Humility. It’s not My will. It is Yours that must be done. The Teacher was flat on His face. From the ground He was begging for a way out, but before the prayer was completed He was clearly revealing His commitment to the Father’s will. Respect at its highest level is when you submit to an authority, even when their will is different than yours. Judges 21 speaks of a time, “everyone did what was right in his own eyes.” It is not about me. The Teacher taught me. See the value today of submission to the Father. How does one so sorrowful, so distressed and so hopeful for another way find this strength of conviction? Nevertheless!

All the best and I hope this gives you "Help for Today”.

~ Clark Sims

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