Monday, July 11, 2016

More Important than Anything in the News

Our pastor had spoken about Jesus thinking it not robbery to be equal with (or) God, but became one of us.
Ph 2:5 Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus,
6 who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God,
7 but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men.
8 And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.

Jesus didn't say "Mine, mine, mine..." when it came to the glory He left behind.
How wonderful that Jesus looked at us and said "Mine, mine, mine..."
"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

His Church, His Bride is the joy that was set before Him.


  1. That's right, those of us who trust and believe in the LORD Jesus Christ are His bride. We are to keep ourselves ready, our lamps trimmed, and ourselves pure for Him. He loves us so much. And our goal should be to get to Heaven and take as many people with us as we can.
    Something a fellow Sunday School attendee said the other day really stuck with me. I'd never thought of his love this way, but do you realize that our LORD Jesus is praying for us right now and continuously, making intercession for us to God the Father?! For me and for you! Wow. What a privilege! Leaves one gobsmacked, doesn't it.
    Hope you have a blessed evening. ~:)

    1. Thanks Sparky and Ed. What you both have to say is what I needed to hear today.

  2. Wonderful and humbling at the same time, no?

  3. These days I frequently have bouts with what Churchill called "Black Dog".
    Then I remind myself where I hope to be soon.
    Black Dog disappears.

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  5. I just finished a chapter of The Cost of Discipleship by Bonhoeffer; this post reminded me of it.
    I HIGHLY recommend the's tough stuff, but excellent...LOTS to think about.