What Was The Bridal Payment Really Like For Jesus?

Decent Essays

What was the bridal payment really like for Jesus? Luke 22:39-42 KJV lets us in on what Jesus really thought of the price that He was about to pay for the church, "And He came out, and went, as He was accustomed, to the Mount of Olives; and His disciples also followed Him. And when He was at the place, He said unto them, "Pray that ye enter not into temptation." Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me; nevertheless not my will, but thine be done." At this moment, Jesus is engaged in a conversation with His Father. It is implied from the Scripture, that He undoubtedly was thinking the price of His life was too high, and was really having second thoughts about the bridal payment being so costly. He consults with His Father, and is asking Him, “do I really have to go through with this”, or 'swallow the tough pill ', so to speak. We all do the same thing when we are obligated to do something that we really do not want to go through, because we know that it is going to be very painful, and perhaps humiliating.

The Father 's will becomes very clear in the next verse, "And there appeared an angel unto Him from heaven, strengthening Him," Luke 22:43 KJV. It is in verse 44, where we find out how Jesus was dealing with what he had to do to pay for the woman, the church. "And being in agony, He prayed more earnestly, and His sweat was as if great drops of blood falling down to the ground," Luke 22:44 KJV. In the 22nd chapter of Luke, we really get to see the

Get Access
Get Access