… Because his heart was focused on the joy of knowing that you would be his, he endured the agony of the cross and conquered its humiliation, and now sits exalted at the right hand of the throne of God!
So consider carefully how Jesus faced such intense opposition from sinners who opposed their own souls, so that you won’t become worn down and cave in under life’s pressures. (Heb 12:2)
Even though we think they lived as savages, many disparate people (red Indians, aborigines), have a higher moral code than many who consider themselves ‘civilised’ today. These ‘savages’ didn’t oppose their own souls in order to grab as much as they could – and in the process lose their very selves.
Lord Jesus, help me to loosen my grip on the pathetic baubles offered in this life and keep my grip on You! X