Heb. 12:2,” fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”
Heb. 12:3, “For consider Him who has endured such hostility by sinners against Himself, so that you may not grow weary and lose heart.” (NAS)
Heb. 12:3, “When you find yourselves flagging in your faith, go over that story again, item by item, that long litany of hostility he plowed through. [That] will shoot adrenaline into your souls!” (MSG)
Hebrews tells us that if you are struggling
and thinking about throwing in the towel,
Look at Jesus!
Examples of those who threw in the towel:
Adam and Eve, Cain, Noah
Gen. 6:5, “And GOD saw that the wickedness of man [was] great in the earth, and [that] every imagination of the thoughts of his heart [was] only evil continually. It was so great that He decided to destroy all of mankind.”
Abraham, David, Judas, Peter
But: Help is on the way!
“All we like sheep have gone astray; All have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” Isaiah 53:6
Psalms the 105: 16-17 that the Jews were headed for a famine they didn’t know anything about, but in the 17th verse we read this amazing fact,
“before the famine came he sent a man ahead, even Joseph.”
God has constantly been preparing the Way for us!
Example of the One who did not Quit:
"He was tempted in all points like as we are"... "But He didn’t tap out"
HOW: The answer is found in Psalms 2:1-8
"Ask of Me and I will give you the nations for Your inheritance."
Philippians 2: 9-11
“Therefore God exalted him to the highest place
and gave him the name that is above every name,
10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
11 and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.”
Have you tapped out or want to give in to sin?
Your teacher, JESUS BELIVES IN YOU!