Fully human, Jesus (in his 100% humanity) needed support from friends He could trust.
On the evening before Jesus was crucified, Luke records Jesus’ transparency, saying to his disciples, “I have earnestly desired to eat this Passover meal with you before I suffer.” Later, during the meal, Jesus looked at them and said, “You are those who have stayed with me in my trials,…” (22:15, 28)
Commenting on this passage, John MacArthur, writes, “Christ’s entire life and ministry were *filled* will temptations, hardships, sorrows, and agonies.”
Do you have friends like this? Thank God Almighty, I do.
O God, thank you today for placing in my life a “band of brothers (and sisters)” on whom I can call at a moment’s notice and know, with no semblance of doubt, they would be there to hold me up.
Soli Deo Gloria, Nick