On Sunday AM, this weekend, (and Lord-willing), we will be looking at Mark 14:32-42. This section really gets at spiritual weakness again. Jesus demonstrating such spiritual strength in His humble submission to the Father’s will and the disciples’ failure to “watch and pray that they don’t enter into temptation.” David Garland, in his excellent commentary on Mark, writes how “spiritual drowsiness is dangerous and will prove the Christian’s undoing.” He then outlines 4 descriptions of what it means to sleep, largely informed from this passage:
– to sleep is to stop praying
– to sleep is to be unable to recognize the onset of trial or accept it as God’s will
– to sleep is to presume that the Spirit is willing without being mindful of the weakness of the flesh
– to sleep is to assume that we have arrived
Spiritual drowsiness is spiritual weakness. Join us this Sunday as we seek to get remedies for this dreadful condition.