Devotional – Hebrews 12

Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted. In your struggle against sin you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood.

Our struggle against sin is not one we fight alone. Jesus has gone before us. He suffered and endured not only the hostility of sinners against him as they put him to death, but he suffered under for our sins at the hand of God. He suffering not only paid for our sins, but it also sets before us hope as we struggle with fight against sin. That hope in Christ is provided for us so that we may not grow weary or fainthearted. Dr. J. Vernon McGee once said, “Although we may have difficulties, problems and troubles our only cure for our weakness, our weariness, our faltering, our failing, our stumbling, and our discouragement is to consider Christ.” Or, as the hymn goes – “Turn your eyes upon Jesus, Look full in His wonderful face; And the things of earth will grow strangely dim. In the light of His glory and grace.”

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