Suffering & The Cross

The devotion from Charles Spurgeon comes from Luke 23:26 today. It reads, “As they led Jesus away, they grabbed Simon, a man from Cyrene, as he was coming in from the country, and they put the cross on him and made him carry it behind Jesus.”

Spurgeon goes on the say the following: “Jesus does not suffer so as to exclude your suffering. He bears a cross, not that you may escape it, but that you may endure it. Christ exempts you from sin, but not from sorrow. Remember that, and expect to suffer…¬†Simon had to bear the cross for a very little while, it gave him lasting honor. Even so the cross we carry is only for a little while at most, and then we shall receive the crown, the glory.”

One Comment On “Suffering & The Cross”

  1. Great comment! It’s human natrue to try to figure everything out. But we need to impress upon the unbeliever the fact that their brain will never be able to figure it all out, because it is beyond them (and us). You just have to understand what you can and have FAITH in God to take care of the rest. Salvation isn’t just some philosophical theory that needs to be analyzed, it is a decision that needs to be done, and quickly, so that an unbeliever can be rescued from the horrible influence of Satan. Personally, I accepted Christ at age 4. I didn’t find out about election until I was a teenager.

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