If I base my decisions on my rights, I have not truly grasped the meaning of the Cross.
When I avoid service because of inconvenience, hardship, or lack of recognition, I know nothing of the Cross.
When my first thought is, “How will this affect me?”, I have missed the impact of the Cross.
When comfort rules over commitment, the Cross calls me to repent.
- gave up His rights
- suffered inconvenience and hardship.
- saw His name and position misused and maligned.
- put me before Himself.
- committed Himself to the Cross, despising the shame.
Father, bring my heart back to the Cross.
Philippians 2:5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: 6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: 7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: 8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
Hebrews 12:2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
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