He (Jesus) said to them (His disciples), Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem.. (Luke 18:31)

Oswald Chambers writes: “Jerusalem, in the life of our Lord , represents the place where He reached the culmination of His Father’s will.  Jesus said, “I do not seek My own will but the will of the Father who sent me.” (John 5:30).  The greatest thing for us to remember is that we go up to Jerusalem to fulfill God’s purpose, not our own.  Remember Jesus said, “You did not choose Me, but I chose you.  (John 15:16).”

My prayer.  Dear Heavenly Father I ask you in the name of Jesus that you’d keep pushing me, pulling me, driving me to go with you to Jerusalem, to seek your compelling purpose, never allowing me to falter or turn my sights on anything else but Christ and going with Him.  I can and will do this by your great grace through faith in the accomplished work of the cross. Amen!