When you face much opposition to your faith, there is someone whose life we should always turn to and consider – Christ’s. (v.2,3) A time of reflection on His life every day will strengthen you emotionally, spiritually and in every other way. This is the fount of living peacefully with others, the fount to a holy life – the good life.
“Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted.”
Look to Jesus, for He has endured Himself the chastisements that brought us peace.
He is able to intercede for us, and He is caring to do so – Doubly so because He is not a being without our sphere of life, but came down and dwelt among us.
This is our God – When we are discouraged with life, disheartened and feeling low, let us be reminded and exhorted to consider Him.
* Father God,
Thank You for Your discipline, which is painful for a moment, but later yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness.
May we be trained up in righteousness, by Your working in and around us, please Lord God.