Monday, August 18, 2014

Example of joy in suffering

Who for the joy set before Him endured....

Have you contemplated that?  The God of all , took on flesh, and endured emotional, social, physical and spiritual  By looking to the joy set before him.

When happiness is not now, sometimes we are tempted to loose heart.  So often we see only now.  But we are to look beyond now, to what the sure Word of God proclaims to be true.  We will not always suffer.  There will really come a time when we no longer sin and are truly whole in every way...because we will see Him as He is!

Some Word to consider:
Hebrews 12:1-3
 Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.
Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted.
I Peter 3:2

Beloved, we are God's children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears[a] we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is.

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