“With fervent desire I have desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer, for I say to you, I will no longer eat of it until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God.” (Luke 22:15)
The reason behind Jesus’ vow of abstinence of food is one of the most intriguing observations in biblical revelation. Jesus may have intended to make it clear to His disciples that His vicarious death is irrevocable. He prepares Himself with a resolute will to drink the bitter cup that the Father offers Him. Indeed, Jesus often stood in our place so that we could someday stand in that same place. He stood in the place of suffering so we could endure suffering. He bore His cross so that we could carry our own cross.
Discover the main thing God wants for you
In a world full of distractions, living with a clear mind and heart makes a powerful difference. And the key is keeping the main thing the main thing. Focus on Jesus, and the rest takes care of itself. You’ll be inspired to focus on the main thing God wants for you – as you share the simple truth of His love with others.