Christ shedding His blood on the cross was proof of His obedience unto death.
Proof of that inner nature which chose to offer it (the blood), to shed it....
To lose His own life.... rather than commit the sin of pleasing Himself. - Andrew Murray
Then Jesus said to "the crowd,"
“If any of you wants to be "my follower," you MUST give up your own life, take up your cross daily, and follow me. (Luke 9:23)