“The Lord, as it were, surrounds Himself with two rings of prayer-supporters, as a king in battle might be surrounded by his body-guard.” R. Alan Cole, TNTC p. 218
“The mistake (the apostles) made was to be too confident in their ability to stand faithfully on their own when the battle became fiercest.” Donald English, Message of Mark p. 219
What did Jesus do in his very human weakness to resist evil that we can also do?
I. Pray: “Abba, Father, everything is possible for you. Take this cup from me. Yet not what I will but what you will.” (36)
II. Do the right thing: “The scriptures must be fulfilled. (48)
III. Leave the result to God: “I am, and you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right had of the Mighty One and coming on the clouds of heaven.” 62
What impossible situation are you facing today?