Sunday, October 22, 2017

Despise the Shame


When things get tough, we are to look "to 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."( Hebrews 12:2) We are to go to the cross and then to the throne. When our families look down on us for being religious fanatics, or people show condescension toward us because we gave them Gospel tracts, we are to despise the shame. The Greek word means, "to look down upon" it. We are to get above the shame, to make a miniature molehill out of what seems at that moment to be a mountain. What we go through for Christ is nothing compared to what He went through for us, and because He's on the throne, it's not worthy to be compared to the glory that shall be ours.(See Romans 8:18) There goes another minute. Gone forever. Go share your faith while you still have time.