Under Gods Command
Life Through the Spirit

Romans 8:17-18 (17) Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory. (18) I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.

There is a price for being identified with Jesus. Alone with being “heirs of God,” Paul also mentions the suffering that Christians must face. What kinds of suffering are we to endure? For first-century believers, there was economic and social persecution, and some even faced death. We too must pay a price for following Jesus. In many parts of today’s world, Christians face pressures just as severe as those faced by Christ’s first followers. Even in counties where Christianity is tolerated or encouraged, Christians must not become complacent. To live as Jesus did-serving others, giving up ones own rights, resisting pressures to conform to the world-always exacts a price.

Lets Bring it Home: Nothing we suffer, however, can compare to the great price that Jesus paid to save us.

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