The Weightiness of Suffering and of Glory
"I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us" (Romans 8:18).
As Paul added up the multiple trials, heartaches, losses, and sorrows of this world and carefully considered this sum in relation to the glory now and soon to be, he came to this stunning realization: the two can hardly even be compared, because the amount of the one is so far greater than the mass of the other.
Are you living by faith in the enormity of glory, in the expansive joy that is found in the presence of Jesus? The weighty joy of communion with our Creator is only found through condemnation-removing faith in Jesus Christ. May you discover the incomparably superior pleasures of knowing God through Jesus!