Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him, endured the cross, scorning its shame and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart. Hebrews 12:2-3
Finishing up a series on faith would not be complete without these verses. The men and women of the Old Testament had their eyes fixed on Jesus, the Messiah. He wasn't alive then but they were looking ahead at what would be. We have hindsight to help us figure it all out. We also have the recorded Word of God.
Brothers and sisters, Consider him.
Consider him when you're discouraged; consider him when you're full of delight.
Consider him when you're ready to quit; consider him as you encourage others in this walk.
Consider him when you are mistreated; consider him when others talk badly of you.
Consider him before you speak harshly with your spouse; consider him when you're about to read the riot act with misbehaving children.
Consider him as you lay your head to rest at night; consider him before you feet hit the floor in the morning.
Yes, consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.