Cross - VRSLY Devotional - 09.01.17

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart. - Hebrews 12:1-3

Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me. - Luke 9:23

Jesus set an incredible example for us. He was a perfect example of how we are to live. How we should love. And we need to fix our eyes on Him. He suffered for us. He was arrested, mocked, stripped, tortured, and ultimately crucified, FOR US. And while we suffer various inconveniences and ailments in our own lives, we can endure. We can look to His sacrifice on the cross, and persevere without losing heart.

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