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Greater to Lesser

February 3, 2016

For consider Him who has endured such hostility by sinners against Himself, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart. Hebrews 12:3

We don’t often hear preachers tell us to analyze, i.e. “consider” Jesus, but the writer of Hebrews does here. Only when we fully understand the magnitude of Christ’s suffering at the hands of his own people, and all the rest of mankind, can we step back from our setbacks and see them as “momentary light affliction.” (2 Cor. 4:17) He is our source of strength and encouragement in trying times, because through it all he endured and triumphed. If he can under those circumstances, we can in ours!

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