Christ was the Captain of all that were to suffer hereafter: and therfore he would if he had had no more upon him than that which the humane Nature could have born, have manifested abundance of resolution and Magnanimity, and not have cried out so: and surely had there not been the suffering of the Wrath of the Deity, and the Curse of the Law in it; certainly he that was the Captain of all that were to suffer, he would have manifested it to be a light burden he met withal; for there be many Martyrs have suffered outwardly as great Extremities as ever Christ did, for outward torture, and born them with joy; therfore seeing the Martyrs many of them suffering greater tortures to their bodies, and have born them with Joy; no sorrow, nor crying out, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? nor, If it be possible, let this cup pass, but endured them with a great deal of Joy. Now how comes it to pass that the Martyrs did bear them with such joy, and Christ the Captain of them all falls to the Earth, and cries out so? Certainly there was more in Christs sufferings than in all the sufferings in the world, more of the displeasure of God. – Jeremiah Burroughs
Passage: Luke 22:39-46; Matthew 26:36-39; Mark 14:32-42
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