Tell mountain to move (Mat 17:20)

Follow in His steps (1Pe 2:21)

The ultimate test was experienced by some in Smyrna who the devil threw in prison who Jesus told to, "'Be faithful, even to the point of death, and I will give you the crown of life'" (Rev 2:10). However, we "through faith are shielded by God's power" (1Pe 1:5). Furthermore, Jesus said, "'If you remain in me . . . ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you'" (Jn 15:7). He said you can even "'say to this mountain 'Move from here to there' and it will move'" (Mt 17:20). Nonetheless, Jesus asked "'may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will'" (26:39). "Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps" (1Pe 2:21). "He did not retaliate . . . [but rather] entrusted himself to him who judges justly" (:23). On the cross he called out, "'Father, into your hands I commit my spirit'" (Lk 23:46).