The Last or Lord’s Supper had concluded, and Jesus, with His disciples, was heading to the Mount of Olives and the Garden of Gethsemane. In verse 40 Jesus tells His disciples. “Pray that you may not enter into temptation.” In Matthew 26:31, Jesus told His disciples, “You will all fall away because of Me this night, for it is written, ‘I will strike down the shepherd and the sheep of the flock will be scattered’” quoting from Zechariah 13.
Jesus was their Shepherd, but many followed him with certain expectations: He would overthrow the Romans and be Israel’s next king.
Jesus wanted to be alone, verse 41 states, and withdrew from them. He wanted one-on-one time with His Father. “Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from Me. Yet not My will, but Yours be done.” (more…)