Read Hebrews 12 vs 2 NIV
‘For the joy set before him…’
Joy is not the same as happiness.
Joy is a fruit, happiness is an emotion.
Jesus proves that you can pursue and persevere despite your circumstances.
The very joy set before Jesus was not a happy place, it wasn’t a yoga class, it was the cross.
This cross, because it was the will of God, despite its radical pain, was His JOY and has also become ours!
And for this same reason, we ought to consider all our trials and tribulations as pure joy (not happiness), for what is produced thereafter is worth it every bit of joy.
Read also James 1 vs 2-4 NIV and Romans 5 Vs 1-5 NIV and finally Romans 8 vs 18 NIV below…
“I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.” – Romans 8 vs 18 (NIV)
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Jarrod is a passionate follower of Jesus Christ, who is fully devoted to the Word of God. Jarrod is married to Tamzyn and together they have one awesome boy, Malachi Josiah.