A Thought to Ponder

 

Hebrews 5:8 "Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered.

 

"It is one thing for us to obey God in favorable circumstances.  It is quite another for us to learn to be obedient in suffering…We usually don't mind doing the right thing when we get rewarded for it.  What that means is that we have not learned obedience. 

"Obedience requires no reward.  Obedience is its own reward…I must learn to do what is right when there is no reward, and even when it causes me trouble.  I must learn to do the right thing when it doesn't change my circumstances for the better, and at times even if it makes them worse."

~Weathering the Storms of Life by Dennis Corle

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