Suffering And Glory…

Recently, Dr. Scott Sunquist at Fuller Theological Seminary spoke about an interesting connection between these two words: suffering and glory. Take time to look through God’s word and see how they relate and the connection of them to the life of Jesus.

Certainly, we are all aware of how Jesus suffered while here on earth. The persecution he endured, the despising of shame he encountered, and the ultimate sacrifice at the cross.

What is amazing is how John describes the glory of Jesus in the Revelation. Of all the terms that could have been used: sovereign Lord, Prince of peace, Mighty God, Creator, or Christ; John uses the term “Lamb.” Why Lamb? Because He was the sacrifice for the world. Suffering cannot be separated from the glory.

No one longs for or anticipates suffering. We long for and anticipate the glory to come, but we must realize the suffering related to that glory and lead with an understanding of such.

Paul identifies that the sufferings of this present life are not worthy to be compared to the glory to be revealed to us, but the suffering does come first.

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