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  • Alexander Lennox on Matthew 26:39
    It borders on blasphemy for some to suggest that Jesus in a moment of fear was reluctant to go to the cross and is prompted by that fear to ask his Father to let the cup of death pass from him.
    His prayer in verse 39 had more to do with what was going on in Gethsemane than what was to happen at Calvary. In gethsemane Jesus was being crushed by all that Hell could throw at him, and in his humanity he might have thought that he might die there before he had a chance to get to Calvary so he cries out in his anxiety "Lord let this Cup pass from me" Fear is the fruit of sin, and Jesus was sinless, therefore fearless. what ever propted him to pray that prayer, it was not fear


 


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