Bible Bites

Bible Bites

The Master's Joy

“…enter into the joy of your master.” (Matthew 25:21b)

Hebrews tells us Jesus endured all the atrocities against Him for the “joy set before Him”.  What kind of joy is worth enduring mental anguish that causes you to sweat like blood?  What type of joy is worthy of being spit upon, slapped, and ripped with thorns? What type of joy is worth having your mother see you bleed out upon a cross? What kind of joy awaits that is worth being abandoned by all your friends and having your reputation destroyed by lies and hate?

I can’t imagine a joy worth all that… but I want to.  Whatever that joy is – I’m anchoring my hope to it.  I want to enter into the joy of my Master.

Matthew 4:4 #Biblebites