Yes he did. Rather, he prayed that he might not go to the cross at all!
Jesus had his own will - which could, and at times, did, differ from the Father. This was the most prominent. Jesus, clearly had in mind other ways of going about things, but always deferred to the Father.
This is critical in understanding that Jesus depended on the Father for everything he needed to complete the mission perfectly - even at great cost to himself - we can barely imagine the pain, the extended suffering and all accomplished in great humility, peace and love - and obedience.
John 5:30 I can do nothing on my own. As I hear, I judge, and my judgment is just, because I seek not my own will but the will of him who sent me.
John 6:38 "For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me.
A second time He went away and prayed, “My Father, if this cup cannot pass unless I drink it, may Your will be done.” Matt 26:42
“Abba, Father,” He said, “all things are possible for You. Take this cup from Me. Yet not what I will, but what You will.” Mark 14:36
We have all the passages that show how Jesus could do nothing or speak nothing except what the Father provided. John 14:24, 49 - even Rev 1:1 where God is giving Jesus the revelation for John.
But, let us not think for a moment that Jesus was separated from his Father. Sin separates from God - Jesus never sinned. He WAS the sin offering only.
God...by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh to be a sin offering Rom 8:3
Yet it was the LORD’s will to crush Him and to cause Him to suffer; and when His soul is made a guilt offering, He will see His offspring, He will prolong His days, and the good pleasure of the LORD will prosper in His hand. Is 53:10
The erroneous idea that Jesus became sin is of poor understanding.
The Gr. 'hamartia' can be translated as ‘sin’ OR ‘sin offering’. So the former is not forced on us.
1 John 3:5 And you know that He appeared, so that He might take away sins; and in Him there is no sin.
It seems to be this matter of Jesus becoming sin for this moment that God is to have abandoned him. This is the final moment of glory for the Father and His son in the accomplishment of the whole plan laid down from the foundation of the world!
Jesus crying out, 'My God, why have you abandoned me?' is a timely quote from the Psalms. Jesus knew that the Jews and followers knew the Psalms well.
Ps 22 begins with ...why have you forsaken me? and goes on to lay out the things that Jesus had or was fulfilling in this moment and up to this moment from this Psalm.
I wont draw this out - you can read it for yourself, but he finishes with words that are largely lost in our translations. Jesus was drawing their attention to all these details - beginning with the first verse and also quoting the last - they knew what was in the middle and were being called to mind the details that applied directly to him - to the prophecies that were being fulfilled.
v31 They will come and declare His righteousness To a people yet to be born—that He has done it [and that it is finished]. AMP
Yes Jesus bore the sin of all creation - but he did not become sin. The perfect one-time offering for sin only. He was never separated from or abandoned by his God.
Jesus despising the shame... what does that mean? (Paul) is talking about the cross.
disregarding its shame NLT, Jesus is not despising the cross, but the shame that any other person would connect with such a choice - to give their innocent life in such incredible cruelty and pain, for others. To suffer the ignominy and disgrace and humiliation of being the 'King', even the son of God, yet choosing not to stop the impending doom. The 'shame' that would accompany any other person, is what Jesus despised. He wasn't going to fall for self-pity or get angry or violent, he wasn't going to let pride get the better of him, which is what shame may drive one to. Pride was the devil's weapon of choice in the first round of temptation... it was still there at the end and Jesus held the line - doing God's will - not his own.
- not being diminished by such a base self-centred emotion - not succumbing to it at all. This is part of his willingness to not strive for his rightful place beside God as His son, but to be the human sacrifice for his brothers - defeating sin and death and evil in one go! AND THEN - God would raise him and exalt him to the highest place - the very throne of his Father and God!!!