Interesting how we see in this Scripture that our problems and struggles are actually part of being just like Messiah. These “attacks” are an expression of how we are counted dead to the flesh so that we may live within Messiah.
This is found clearly in the final few sentences, including the phrase, “for Y’shua’s sake…”
It is for His sake that we must endure these trials.
And the result? “The life of Y’shua (will) be manifested in our mortal body.” That’s the amazing part. In suffering, even in death, Messiah’s life is manifested – not just in the future, but NOW, in our current mortal bodies.
Now that’s encouraging!
Do you agree or disagree, are you encouraged or does this discourage you somehow? Scribble your thoughts in the comments.
Have a great day in Messiah Y’shua!