It’s this real fight of faith and summit of submission that we see in Jesus in Mark 14:32ff, which not only secures our salvation, but provides the ultimate prototype for all Christian obedience. The final critical component put forth is that the Christian life is all about saying no to ourselves, or in the words of Christ, denying oneself, and instead saying yes to what God says. This will take faith and being strengthened through dependent prayer. We see nothing different in the Son of God’s pinnacle of obedience in that he denied himself, even his very life, though he never sinned against the Father and deserved full worship from every person who came across his path. If anyone had reason to justify disobeying the Father’s will, it was Jesus Christ, but he was more determined to glorify God than protecting and promoting himself. This is the kind of obedience that truly pleases God.