"And he [Jesus] went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt (Matthew 26:39).
Understand The Reason
There needs to be an understanding for the reason of the cup. The cup represents the suffering and separation that Jesus would endure for our sins. He had to be separated, for a moment in time, from God for us. That was an agonizing thought for Him as He was sinless. Yet! Jesus remained faithful to His Father's will. Everything that Jesus did during His time on Earth, was an example of what we would need to go through in order to be with Him in Heaven.
We Cannot Save Ourselves
We cannot save ourselves. "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast (Ephesians 2:8-9). Salvation by grace through faith is a gift of God. "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved (John 3:16-17). We came, and come, to Jesus because we learned and now know that we have no power to save ourselves. We exercised our Faith. "And Jesus said unto him [us], Go thy way; thy faith hath made thee whole (Mark 10:52). So, What happened? When did you begin working for a gift already received? The book of