He determined to go to Jerusalem!
(James Smith, "Food for the Soul" 1867)
"He determined to go to Jerusalem!" Luke 9:53
And Jesus well knew the sufferings which would befall Him there! But such was His zeal for God, and such His love to us — that He was willing to go anywhere, suffer anything, or do anything — that would honor God or do us good.
He went to Jerusalem — that we might not go to Hell.
He was condemned — that we might be justified.
He was punished — that we might go free.
He died — that we might have eternal life.
Precious Lord Jesus, may I ever be willing . . .
to go anywhere for You,
to do anything for You, or
to suffer anything in Your cause.