Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered outside the gate. Therefore, let us go forth to him outside the camp, bearing his reproach. For we have no continuing city here, but we seek one to come.
Select a thought to read by choosing a collection, the month, and then the day:
“About four years ago, I put a piece of notebook paper in my Bible on which to write down things said during the meetings that really stood out to me.”
“If you do the will of God, you’re gonna get the point [of whatever you’re going through]
-- and you’ll be glad you went through it.”
God has a reason for every situation He creates for His children. Those among His children who continually obey Him “get the gold” out of the situations in which God puts them and they always end up thankful for being put in them. After he was healed of cancer, my father always referred to his disease as “that blessed cancer” because that time of suffering forced him to repent and renew his vows to God. Uncle Joe also was healed of a cancer so widespread that he was given but two or three months to live by doctors, but he was healed because he submitted to the will of God for him. Uncle Joe got the point.
There is a point, decided upon by God, for whatever you’re going through. If you do the will of God, you will eventually get the point, and after the trial is over, you will praise God for bringing that situation upon you. If, however, you turn to evil in response to what God does for you, you will never get the point, you will always be in the dark about it, you will never be thankful for the trial, and you will end up bitter and frustrated.
Be wise. Do the will of God and get the point. Getting the point is a doorway to joy and heartfelt gratitude for the love God has for you.