Monday, July 18
Matthew 26:36 Then Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to his disciples, "Sit here, while I go over there and pray"...
think about it.
How do you see Jesus demonstrate patience here? How do you respond when those you depend on "fall asleep on the job"? What relationship needs you to act with patience today?
It's the night of Jesus' betrayal by Judas, and Jesus takes the disciples to the garden of Gethsemane to pray. Jesus was emotionally low at this point and even tells the disciples that His soul is very sorrowful (vs. 39). We then see Jesus going off by himself pouring his heart out in prayer to the Father.
Matthew 26:36-46 gives us a very personal look at Jesus, and what we see can teach us a lot about our relationship with God and communicating with Him.
What does Jesus show us about being open and forthright with God? What did this passage show you about prayer? Tami W.
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