February 17 Life-Changing Moments With God

The whole bull he shall carry outside the camp to a clean place, where the ashes are poured out, and burn it on wood with fire.

They took You, Jesus, and led You away. And You, bearing Your cross, went out to a place called the Place of a Skull, which is called in Hebrew, Golgotha, where they crucified You. The bodies of those animals, whose blood is brought into the sanctuary by the high priest for sin, are burned outside the camp. Therefore You also, that You might sanctify the people with Your own blood, suffered outside the gate. Therefore let me go forth to You, outside the gate, bearing Your reproach, the fellowship of Your sufferings.

I rejoice to the extent that I partake of Your sufferings, Jesus, that when Your glory is revealed, I may also be glad with exceeding joy. My light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for me a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.

Your death was brutal; Your suffering, excruciating; Your love, immeasurable. May I willingly suffer on Your behalf, my King and my Lord—and then may I joyfully celebrate Your future glory.

Leviticus 4:12; John 19:16, 18; Hebrews 13:11–13; Philippians 3:8–10; 1 Peter 4:13; 2 Corinthians 4:17[1]

 

[1] Jeremiah, D. (2007). Life-Changing Moments With God (p. 58). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

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