2 Lessons from Our Lord

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Learning is vital to becoming the best we can be.

Most careers require us to attend ongoing education courses. We must keep abreast of new developments in our field.

If we fail to attend our classes, we will fall behind, and we’ll be good for no one.

Our Christian experience is much the same. When we stop learning about following Jesus, we begin to fall behind.

If it goes on too long, we will soon become good for no one.

Hebrews 12:3 gives us a lesson we must take to heart.

“Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted.”

This verse seems simple enough, and it is. Yet, there’s a deeper meaning we can draw from these words. Let’s look at this verse in two parts (or lessons).

Our first lesson is all about our Lord.

“Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself.”

Jesus took no punitive action against his accusers even though they were in the wrong. He knew they were uneducated, and he loved them anyway.

Our second lesson is about us.

“So that you may not grow weary or fainthearted.”

Our difficulties in life are very real, and our distractors can be cruel. Jesus is our example, and we must set him as our standard of endurance. There is no cruelty we cannot endure.

Just as in any profession, this isn’t a one-shot lesson we can check off as done. Our education in Christ is on-going. We must come back to it again and again so that we remain strong in him.

Falling behind in our Christian walk is never an option. We must always move ahead.

When we consider Christ, our problems evaporate as the mist in the morning sun.

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Excerpt of the Day

When the death of trust scars our hearts, we must find even greater kindness to heal the wound.

From Bitter Waters Made Sweet,  Posted 16 January 2014