July 30, 2017
And our hope of you [is] stedfast, knowing, that as ye are partakers of the sufferings, so [shall ye be] also of the consolation.
(2 Corinthians 1:7)
Christ reigns even now on His heavenly throne, yet the earth is filled with evil men.
The adopted brothers and sisters of Christ reign even now by His side, yet their lives are of suffering.
How can this be?
It is the mystery of the cross of Christ Jesus!
Through our weakness, we are strong.
Through death, we have life. Through suffering, we are become the victors.
And through persecution, we are blessed.
Therefore, Christ tells us, rejoice in such troubles till the heavenly consummation, for great will be our apparent reward in that day.
So do not fret, O believer, but trust that your suffering will produce hope.
Hope in Christ.
Hope in Heaven.