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March 3 – And I Think I Have It Rough

March 3, 2012

“Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.” – Hebrews 12:1-3

If I would but consider Him first, before I respond in word or deed, I would have much fewer problems in my Christian walk.  So, here is a list to remind me of Jesus’ examples:

1)    JESUS SUFFERED FOR THE BENEFIT OF OTHERS: Isaiah 53:4-6

2)    JESUS SUFFERED EVEN THOUGH HE WAS RIGHTEOUS AND INNOCENT: Luke 23:14-16

3)    JESUS WAS HATED WITHOUT CAUSE: John 15:24-25

4)    JESUS SUFFERED BECAUSE OF HIS OWN PEOPLE THE JEWS: John 18:35

5)    JESUS FACED FALSE ACCUSATIONS AND FALSE WITNESSES: Matthew 26:59-60

6)    JESUS WAS SILENT AMIDST FALSE ACCUSATIONS: Matthew 27:12-14

7)    JESUS WAS TREATED LIKE A CRIMINAL : Matthew 26:55-56

8)    ’HE SAVED OTHERS WITHOUT REGARD FOR HIMSELF: Matthew 27:42

9)    HE DIED ALONE: Matthew 27:46

10)  JESUS WAS BETRAYED BY HIS OWN DISCIPLE: Matthew:26:21

11)  JESUS WAS PLOTTED AGAINST BY CHURCH LEADERS: Matthew 26:3-5

12)  JESUS FACED INTENSE EMOTIONAL AND MENTAL AGONY: Luke 22:44

13)  JESUS SUFFERED BECAUSE OF THE JEALOUSY OF PEOPLE: Mark 15:10

14)  JESUS WAS DESERTED BY EVERYONE WHEN HE FACED DANGER: Mark 14:50

15)  JESUS WAS SPAT UPON AND BUFFETED: Matthew 26:67-68

16)  JESUS WAS MOCKED AND RIDICULED: Matthew 27:29-31

17)  JESUS WAS REVILED EVEN BY THOSE WHO PASSED BY: Matthew 27:39-43

18)  JESUS WAS REJECTED AND BARRABAS WAS CHOSEN: Matthew 27:20-23

19)  JESUS HAD A PAINFUL AND AGONIZING DEATH: John 19:16-17

And, sometimes, I think I have It rough…

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Lowell R. Price permalink
    April 10, 2012 1:37 pm

    My list of blessings far out number my complaints. Papa

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