“Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted.”
The subject of our attention is moved from the cloud of witnesses to the Son of God. It certainly is moved from our own difficulty to what was endured by our Lord. Regardless of our pain, His was greater. No matter our loss, His was the more difficult. Jesus came to redeem lost humanity, and humanity not only rejected His effort but did so with hostility. They reviled Him with words and spit. They drove large nails through His hands and feet. Those He saved by the cross put Him on the cross and rejected His offer.
He not only knew the agony of the cross and the rejection of His people, but He bore the loss of God. His cry ripped the curtains and shook the earth. We are the answer to His question of why. God forsook Him when He took our sin upon Himself. We will not be forsaken because He was.
Task for Today: Don’t grow weary and don’t become fainthearted. You, my Christian friend, have secured a victory through the cross of Jesus. What a gift you’ve been given. Hold His hand and march onward to the prize.