WEDNESDAY 22ND JULY, 2020
THEME: Humbled To Be Glorified
PASSAGE: Hebrews 2:1-9
HYMN: MHB 300- BREATHE on me, Breath of God
MEMORY VERSE: Hebrews 2: 9 – “But we see Jesus who was made a little lower than the angels, now crowned with glory and honour because He suffered death so that by the grace of God, He might taste death for everyone.”
My first car already had four previous owners before I bought it. The car and I spent the better part of every Saturday, for the period I had it, at the mechanic workshop. My mechanic at that time had two apprentices who he treated, to my judgment, very badly, beating them with fan belt at will.
At a time, one of them could no longer take the suffering and left while the other one stayed to complete his apprenticeship. When I ran into him years after his graduation (freedom they call it in their trade), he had his own workshop, bigger and better fitted than where he trained.
I do not really know what became of the other apprentice. I do know, however, that when we remain humble, even in the face of suffering, God has a way of lifting us up.
Jesus Christ came to earth in lowly human form to suffer and die for our sins. Hebrews 2: 9 says He is, “now crowned with glory and honour because He suffered death so that by the grace of God He might taste death for everyone”.
Let us draw strength and courage from the example of Jesus by not growing weary or losing heart when we face challenges and tough times on our journey in life. Heb. 12: 2 says, “Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”
Beloved, there is always light at the end of every tunnel. As Christians, let us bear every cross on our way joyfully because every challenge has an expiring date. Know that without pain, there will be no gain.
PRAYER: Mighty and Everlasting Father, grant me the Spirit of humility and be lifted to lofty heights in the end for I ask in Jesus’ name. Amen.
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