“My Father, if it is not possible for this cup to be taken away unless I drink it, may your will be done.” (Matthew 26:42, NIV 1984).
“Shall I not drink the cup the Father has given me?” (John 18:11, NIV 1984).
Jesus, knowing that all was now finished, said (to fulfill the Scripture), “I thirst.” (John 19:28, ESV 2016).
My Musings – “The paradox of the One who is the Water of life dying in thirst is striking.” Blum, E. A. (1985). John. In J. F. Walvoord & R. B. Zuck (Eds.), The Bible Knowledge Commentary: An Exposition of the Scriptures (Vol. 2, p. 340). Wheaton, IL: Victor Books.
“Whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst.” (John 4:14, NIV 1984). The water that He gives us was made possible by the cup that the Father gave Him to drink. He thirsted for the Father, and because of this He thirsted to do the Father’s will. Not really a paradox when you think about. We could not drink from the cup that He had to drink from, but because He drank from it, we need never thirst again.
My Advice – The only thirst that should remain for us is the thirst for righteousness. “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.” (Matthew 5:6, NIV 1984). Are you thirsty? Drink deeply.
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