There is not one person on the face of the earth that likes any kind of suffering, yet in serving Christ we must suffer for His sake by disciplining ourselves to following what is right in His eyes even though it is most unpopular in the eyes of the world. Our Lord did not have it easy in His earthly ministry but feared and learned to be obedient by all that He had suffered! (Hebrews 5:7-9) Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared; Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered;And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him;…… (Hebrews 2:9,10)……. (1 Peter 4:12-14).
We see in the person of Christ the power of what a difference obedience makes as Adams transgression brought death unto man, so the life of Christ and His obedience made it possible for many to be made righteous and never see death but inherit eternal life. (Romans 5:14-19). Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam’s transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come. But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many. And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offences unto justification. For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.) Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.
We as Christians are in the world but not of it, and whatever we do in this life let us be obedient to the Lords ways when dealing with others on our jobs or in our daily walk. (Ephesians 6:5-9) Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ; Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart;With good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men: Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free.And, ye masters, do the same things unto them, forbearing threatening: knowing that your Master also is in heaven; neither is there respect of persons with him…… (Colossians 3:22-25).
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