In the book of Mark, we see Lord Jesus praying a prayer: “Abba, Father, all things are possible unto thee; take away this cup from me: nevertheless not what I will, but what thou wilt”.
In the previous verses, we see Christ in deep agony realizing the cup He would be drinking.
In Job 21, Job talks of all the wickedness of this earth and about the wicked people; and at the end in verse 20, he says that they shall drink of the wrath of Almighty.
In Jeremiah 25, we see God commanding an angel to take the cup of wrath from His hand and give it to the wicked nations of the earth. In the chapter, we see the wrath of God brings about desolation, astonishment and a curse. The nations which drink them shall not rise anymore but rather vomit and fall. The cup has been described as the fierce anger of God bringing sword and calamity upon the nations.
Ezekiel has said the wrath of God is for those who have forgotten God and have put God behind their back.
This cup had all the fierce wrath of God against us. The cup was so intense and bitter because of our evil sins against God. The whole wrath of God against Sin was in that cup and it was just meant for the wicked people of this earth; for people who had forgotten God.
Leave alone; it should be drunk by the delight of the Father’s heart- the Son of God- Lord Jesus Christ.
From the garden of Gethsemane to the cross; whatever followed was part of the cup. He was determined to drink the cup for us.
Who were we in the sight of the Triune God that he should do so much for us?
Death and the curse were in our cup
O Christ, ‘twas full for Thee
But Thou has drain’d the last dark drop
‘Tis empty now for me
That bitter cup – love drank it up;
Now blessings’ draught for me
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