Seeking Our Eternal Rewards In Heaven
Continuing on from the previous post on Preparation, Pursuit and Persistence in our Service from last week, Paul uses Christ Jesus as one more example of suffering through persecution , He is the chief example for all Christians as we prepare ourselves and walk in faith in the face of persecution,
2 Timothy 2:8-10 (NKJV)
8 Remember that Jesus Christ, of the seed of David, was raised from the dead according to my gospel, 9 for which I suffer trouble as an evildoer, even to the point of chains; but the word of God is not chained. 10 Therefore I endure all things for the sake of the elect, that they also may obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.
There can be no better example, of course, that Jesus Himself. First, Paul refers to Christ rising from the dead. We are immediately drawn to Jesus’ suffering and death. Continue reading