The fellowship of His sufferings.
It is enough for a disciple that he be like his teacher, and a servant like his master.
He is despised and rejected by men, a Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him; He was despised, and we did not esteem Him. § In the world you will have tribulation. § Because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the
world hates you.
I looked for someone to take pity, but there was none. § At my first defense no one stood with me, but all forsook me.
Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head. § Here we have no continuing city, but we seek the one to come.
Let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Phil. 3:10; Matt. 10:25; Isa. 53:3; John 16:33; 15:19;
Ps. 69:20; 2 Tim. 4:16; Matt. 8:20; Heb. 13:14; 12:1–2
They overcame . . . by the blood of the Lamb.
Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died. § The blood … makes atonement for the soul. § I am the Lord… The blood shall be a sign for you on the houses where you are. And when I see the blood, I will pass over you.
There is . . . no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus.
Who are these arrayed in white robes, and where did they come from? . . . These are the ones who came out of the great tribulation, and washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood, and has made us kings and priests to His God and Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.
Rev. 12:11; Rom. 8:33–34; Lev. 17:11; Ex. 12:12–13; Rom. 8:1; Rev. 7:13–14; 1:5–6