May our God come and not keep silence; Fire devours before Him, And it is very tempestuous around Him. He summons the heavens above, And the earth, to judge His people: Psalm 50:3-4 –
“I will give him the key to the house of David—the highest position in the royal court. When he opens doors, no one will be able to close them; when he closes doors, no one will be able to open them.”
Jesus experienced suffering that led to glory. In a world that hates Christ, that’s the life Christians are called to (Phil. 1:27-29). – The way to the gown is through the groans. – The way to the throne is through the thorns. – The way to the crown is through the cross.
Psalm 37:12-15 New King James Version (NKJV)
12 The wicked plots against the just,
And gnashes at him with his teeth.
13 The Lord laughs at him,
For He sees that his day is coming.
14 The wicked have drawn the sword
And have bent their bow,
To cast down the poor and needy,
To slay those who are of upright conduct.
15 Their sword shall enter their own heart,
And their bows shall be broken.