It is a faithful saying: For if we be dead with him, we shall also live with him: 2 Timothy 2:11 Dear Church and Friends, Today we will take up another confession in 2 Timothy. Enjoy the January 10th service. All my best.
The problem is we only look at the issues of the moment. We can’t see the big picture which includes future outcomes. Only God himself knows that.
If we look at Jacob’s experience from the time he saw Rachel in Genesis 29:10 until he entered into Egypt, he was a blessed man suffering.
John skillfully employs the miracle that only he recorded, the raising of Lazarus. He inserts the witnesses of Lazarus into the crowd of the triumphal entry.