Choosing the Best

I hope you are reading John 12. ( The “Re Verse” design for Bible Study is one of the things about FBC that I really appreciate.)  In this week’s chapter, we see the hard work that prayer often is.  In verse 27, Jesus says, “Father, save me from this hour”.  (NIV makes it a question.  I think a statement is a better translation.  Similar to Jesus in the Garden when his first prayer was “let this cup pass from me”.) It is understandable that all of us want to avoid pain when we can.  However, the Lord knew immediately that the better prayer was, “Father, glorify your name”.  I’ve been there.  Have you?  The first thing you feel/want is NOT the best thing.  The higher aspiration can only be born as you set aside the lower.  Prayer, including the honest use of the Lord’s Prayer, is hard work.  It requires me to choose the best, even when my first desire if something else.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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