Jottings – Our Sins Were the Cause of His Sorrows
On Matthew 26:47-56 ~
We see in these verses the cup of our Lord Jesus Christ’s sufferings beginning to be filled. We see Him betrayed by one of His disciples, forsaken by the rest, and taken prisoner by His deadly enemies. Never surely was there sorrow like His sorrow! Never may we forget… that our sins were the cause of these sorrows! Jesus was ‘delivered for our offenses.’ (Romans 4:25.)
J. C. Ryle, Expository Thoughts on Matthew. (New York: Robert Carter & Brothers, 1860), pp. 366f.