How did Jesus do it?
Your default response to embarrassing situation says a lot about you.
Your default response to unjust suffering says a lot about you.
3 types of default responses:
- Agressive responses - Blame, Anger, Defensive
- Passive responses - Self-pity, Withdraw
- Holding responses - Deny or Postpone feelings
“To this you were called ” I Peter 2:21
Jesus’ suffering for us is what changed us.
How did Jesus do it? I Peter 2:22-23
- No sin. V22
- No deceit. V22
- No retaliation. V23
- No threats. V23
- INSTEAD, he entrusted himself to the just judge. V23
TRUST THE JUST JUDGE!
The next time you suffer unjustly, before you run from it, ask God,
“Is there a purpose in my suffering big enough to keep me in it?”