#49 The Cross and the Will
Posted: Tuesday, April 25th, 2017Print
About The Mystery of Discipleship Series
Jesus’ closest disciples were trusted to speak for Him and tell us His story. All are called to the mystery of discipleship, but the choice is ours.
Matthew 26:39 ESV
And going a little farther He fell on His face and prayed, saying, “My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from Me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will.”
The death of the soul is the surrender of the will. The will is the lead of the whole life. What you will to do, you do! Where you will to go, you go. The heart is the core of life but the will is the leader that rises out of the heart to pursue its direction. To give your will over to God is to die in surrender.
The Cross and the Will Collide
Jesus knew well the cup He would drink on the cross. It was the cup of the wrath of God for all the sin of humanity (Isaiah 51:17). And it meant total separation from God.
No one but Christ could drink that cup, but in our surrender, we will taste the death of the soul when we are asked to go a way that is against our strong desire.