The Wandering Desert Monk

The Wandering Desert Monk

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Lesson from the Garden: The Battle is not easily won


This is Holy Week in the life of the Christian Church. I will be sharing lessons from the Garden.

Today’s lesson: The battle is not easily won….

Notice that Jesus stepped away from his disciples three times and “prayed the same thing.” Have you noticed that you often have to pray for victory more than once? The battle for our soul is great and cannot be easily fought off with one prayer or shout to God. Our Lord who was divine and human had to go aside and pray three times for the strength to do the Father’s will. The early church understood that Jesus “learned obedience” (Hebrews 5:8). If our Lord had to learn obedience, are we exempt from this lesson in the Garden? – Ron Friesen

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