An Important Detail
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An Important Detail

Matthew 27:34  (ID: 2073)

What did it mean when Jesus refused the gall He was offered on the cross? Based on the biblical context, Alistair Begg reasons that Jesus’ rejection of this narcotic drink is significant: when He turned it down, He ensured that He could hear the scorn aimed at Him, pray for His offenders, care for His mother, and answer the thief on the cross. Knowing this, we can take comfort in the fact that we have a Savior who has truly borne our sorrows and our pain.


34they offered him wine to drink, mixed with gall, but when he tasted it, he would not drink it.

Copyright © 2019, Alistair Begg. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Scripture taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Text provided by the Crossway Bibles Web Service.

Alistair Begg
Alistair Begg is Senior Pastor at Parkside Church in Cleveland, Ohio, and the Bible teacher on Truth For Life, which is heard on the radio and online around the world.