The Son of God was distressed deeply

New Testament: Matt 26.36–38

To read the Bible in a year, read Matthew 26.20–54 on February 11, In the year of our Lord Christ 2021

By Don Ruhl 

As we have traveled with Matthew through his account of the ministry of the Lord Jesus Christ, we have seen Jesus in control of every situation, even controlling a storm. However, watch Him now: 

Then Jesus came with them to a place called Gethsemane, and said to the disciples, “Sit here while I go and pray over there.” And He took with Him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and He began to be sorrowful and deeply distressed. Then He said to them, “My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, even to death. Stay here and watch with Me.”

– Matthew 26.36–38 

What could possibly have caused the Creator to be sorrowful and deeply distressed, even to the point of death? The whole world was turning against Him, rejecting Him as the Son of God, and even the Father in heaven would forsake Him, and that all, especially the latter, distressed His spirit almost beyond the point of continuing to live. 


  • Why did Jesus allow Himself to go through such torment? 
  • Have you had a deeply troubling moment? 

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