For the Joy Set Before Him–and YOU (Hebrews 12)
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I doubt that it was in the physical suffering of the cross but rather in what Jesus knew was beyond it. Jesus knew there was great purpose resulting from the cross; reconciling man to God. That brought joy, a peace, and a perspective that transcended his circumstances. You may be facing some tough circumstances-financial stress or a frustrating family relationship-but if your heart is guided by love and righteousness, try to look past the immediate struggle for the joy that will come one day.
In the Bible, Hebrews 12 says that for the joy set before Him, Jesus “endured the cross.” Really? Was there joy in enduring the cross?