In Full Possession Of His Senses

Matthew 27:34 — They gave him vinegar to drink mingled with gall: and when he had tasted thereof, he would not drink.”

Immediately before being nailed to the cross, Jesus was offered a mixture that contained alcohol and a narcotic of some kind. It was designed to alleviate the pain He was about to experience. Jesus refused to drink it and in this sermon we reflect upon why He did so and why it matters. We are reminded of His great sacrifice and His great love.