Suffering: Christ’s Path to Glory

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The Scriptures are plain in this respect: Christ’s path to glory was through suffering.

Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into His glory? (Luke 24:26).

But we see Jesus, Who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honor (Hebrews 2:9).

Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow (I Peter 1:11).

This is the divine principle: suffering, then glory. While deliverance may have been in Christ’s heart, He learned obedience to His Father’s wise and loving will; and “for the joy set before Him” endured His trials.

The knowledge of Father’s wise and loving will settled His weary heart and brought peace to His troubled mind. Regardless of His situation He knew that Father knew best. He rested in that.

C2Pilkington-4Clyde L. Pilkington, Jr.

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