Matthew 26:36-46 ~ The Purpose for Prayer

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"He began to be grieved and to be distressed. These are very important words that we just read over. But the implication of these words is shocking. I find it interesting that the Holy Spirit led Matthew to emphasize the difficulty that Jesus went through. It surprises me that Jesus, who is without sin, struggled in His soul. The text tells us that Jesus was grieved and distressed over His upcoming crucifixion. So we learn a few things from this information. Just being in a human body made of flesh can cause grief and distress. Difficulties will accompany every situation Satan brings against us. It does not have to do with sin - the difficulties will be there because Satan is bringing things against us."