Saturday, April 21, 2007

Consider Jesus....

Last week at Bible Study, I had the privelege of teaching about how God's love "corrects" me.
I love teaching the Word of God, mostly because I get to learn way more than the people I talk with. I get to delve in and discover so much more about God than when I just observe.

So, even after a week has gone by, I have been chewing on God's love correcting me.

The book we are going through is called "Steadfast Love" by Debbie Alsdorf.
This particular week on correcting, the author took us through Hebrews chapter 12 in such an incredible way. I find myself revisiting it often.

But, one particular part has really worked on me all week. Two words really. They are found in Hebrews 12:3.

Consider him.

Consider Jesus.

Consider the one who endured such adversity.

Think about all that Jesus went through.

Think about that.

I can probably echo thoughts that many have had lately. Life is crazy. If it isn't one thing, it's another. How much more can I take?

And yet, I consider Jesus.

The price He paid, the amount He endured, the sufferings He suffered...

and Hebrews 12:11 says that "no discipline is enjoyable while it is happening, but painful! But, afterward, there will be a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it."

I know my Jesus.

He is worth it.


Sarah said...

Those are good thoughts. Thanks for the reminder. Even though I'm pretty tired and sick of my kids this evening I got nothing compared to what Jesus went through.

meLanie said...

honestly, this very minute, that's all that matters. consider Him.

Heth said...

Isn't it funny how long you can ponder on just two words from the Bible? Good stuff T.

momzie said...

two words. powerful, though. humbling. encouraging. comforting.
want to come back and share all over again this week? it was so very good! I would love to hear it all over again and what you've learned in the week since.
I think I will go make a sticky note that says two words.

Natalie Joy said...

I'm with you. God has really been working on changing me. I wish you could teach just one more week, too. So I would have one more week to prep.

Chris said...

Wow Tina! What a good word. "Consider Jesus"