"Despising The Shame"
As we go into the last week of Lent, I
have been meditating on the events surrounding the Crucifixion and
Resurrection of Jesus.
The cross was, perhaps, the most horrible way to die - being subjected
to not only physical agony but also ridicule and the shame of nakedness.
But Jesus was able to endure all that because He saw beyond the cross
and the grave to the glory that He would enter into.
Paul says something similar in
- that the present sufferings aren't worthy to be compared to the glory
that will be seen in us in the resurrection. We also have an advantage
in that the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness so that we don't have
to rely only on our own strength.
Just one quick example of this is in
when the apostles were
brought before the council. Even though they were found not guilt, in
effect, they were still physically beaten. Their response was rejoicing
that they were worthy to suffer shame for Him. That's a marvelous
We need to always focus on Christ!
The blessings of
our Lord on you and all that is yours by blood, adoption or assignment!
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