Jesus Wanted God To Have The Glory – April 6, 2017

John 12:27, “Now My soul is troubled, and what shall I say? ‘Father, save Me from this hour’? No, it was for this very reason I came to this hour…”

At Cottonwood Creek, I’ve been in a teaching series entitled, “The Case For Christ.” Evidence of who Christ is and what He has done remains at the core of  Christianity.  In John 12:27, Jesus was on His way to the cross and said, “Now my soul is troubled,…28Father, glorify Your name!” Why was Jesus so troubled? Remember Jesus was both fully God and fully man. In His humanity, Jesus knew the pain and difficulty He was about to experience, and it troubled his soul. Jesus was not an emotionless person who simply went through life without feelings. Remember Jesus wept, cried, loved and had compassion, He had emotions. The thought of the cross troubled Him greatly. Then Jesus said those all-important words, “…Father glorify Your name!”

Jesus was saying, ‘Father, in My death on the cross, I want You to get the glory.’ That ultimate glory came at the resurrection of Jesus. If you are going through some difficulties today, remember it’s ok to be troubled just like Jesus was. Also, remember to have the same purpose in your trials that Jesus did and say, “Father, glorify Your name!”

Think about that…and have a blessed day!
John Mark Caton, Ph.D