Category Archives: Suffering and Glory

Isaiah 49:4 – From Nothing and Vanity to Justice and Reward

Isaiah 49:4 But I said, “I have toiled in vain, I have spent My strength for nothing and vanity; Yet surely the justice due to Me is with the LORD, And My reward with My God.” When Jesus died on … Continue reading

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Jesus Lionized the Prophets, not the Kings

Have you considered that Jesus did not extol the kings of Israel in the course of His ministry?  He did not point to them as models or suggest that He was walking in their steps.  Neither did He encourage His … Continue reading

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Psalm 22 Follows the Pattern of Suffering and Glory for Messiah

Read Psalm 22 in its entirety (that is, Psalm 22:1-31) and see that from verse 1 through the 18th verse, Messiah’s suffering is prophesied – sometimes in incredible detail.  (Remember that this psalm was written centuries before Jesus was born, … Continue reading

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Receiving Glory from Humans Impedes Faith in God

Jesus knew He was to receive glory.  See Luke 24:25-27.  That is, He knew that after the suffering of His rejection and crucifixion would come the glory given by God – beginning with His resurrection from the dead and His … Continue reading

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Jesus Fit the Mold of a Prophet

Jesus came in the mold of the Old Testament prophets.  Therefore, whoever seeks to imitate Him will be fitted to that mold as well. This mold means suffering with Christ that we might also be glorified with Him (Romans 8:17-18). … Continue reading

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When It Comes to Suffering and Glory, Humanity Provides the Suffering and God Provides the Glory

Yesterday’s post – Suffering for God Precedes Glory from God – focused on the sequence of suffering and glory.  Today’s post focuses on the sources of each. When we suffer for God, the suffering comes from our fellow human beings.  Consider … Continue reading

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Suffering for God Precedes Glory from God

When we suffer for God, we are subsequently glorified by God.  First comes the suffering; later comes the glory.  In this regard, think of Jesus.  He suffered on earth…but then was glorified in heaven. If we suffer for Christ here, … Continue reading

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The Only Begotten God Is Unique

When John called Jesus “the only begotten God” in his gospel (John 1:18), he thereby distinguished Christ from all the other gods of heaven (as angels or heavenly beings were sometimes called in biblical times).  This comports with Hebrews 1:3-5 … Continue reading

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Humility and Exaltation Are Synonymous with Suffering and Glory

The sufferings and glories of Messiah are central to the message of the Old Testament and of the entire Bible.  In this regard see the post The Old Testament (that is, the Hebrew Bible) Is About Jesus Christ – His … Continue reading

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Creation – God = the World

The world equals creation minus God. This is how the Bible uses the term “world” in verses such as James 4:4 and 1 John 2:15-17.  That is, worldly thinking is to look around and perceive life as if God is … Continue reading

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