Where was Christ’s knowledge of future glory when He prayed to be freed from the necessity of dying.

You must remember that there were in Christ two natures, one human, the other divine. Christ suffered in His human nature, and experienced a natural human shrinking from all that awaited Him. To that natural apprehension He gave expression conditionally, saying, “If it be possible, let this chalice pass from me.” But with His divine knowledge He knew God’s absolute will of both His passion and subsequent glorification, for He added, not conditionally but absolutely, “Not my (human) will, but Thy will be done.” Long before this He had predicted that He would be put to death and that He would rise again from the dead. But despite His knowledge of the glorious sequel, His present sufferings were sufferings all the same. Knowledge of subsequent relief does not necessarily destroy the dread of a painful operation.

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