The Way of Suffering

Daily Reformation, Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22

From the Reformer

“Christianus quasi crucianus.” —Martin Luther

Pulling It Together

You have been healed from the curse of sin by what Christ did on Calvary. You have been saved from that eternal trouble. Earthly life however, does not end there; we are not now simply waiting for heaven to begin. Like Jesus, you too are to become a cross-bearer. A christian must be a crucified one, picking up her cross and following Jesus. Suffering for God is done with Christian purpose—not just something that happens and then responded to with religious passivity. Suffering is welcomed and active because it grinds the head of unbelief, what remains of Satan, a little more with each step of your own Via Dolorosa.

© Mark E. Ryman, Daily Reformation: Devotions with the Reformers

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