[Manna - June 9]
In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. John 16:33
THERE was no reward of earthly prosperity for the Lord's faithfulness, but the reverse--privation and persecution were realized, even unto death....He was a "man of sorrows and acquainted with grief;" the reproaches of them that reproached God fell upon Him; though He was rich, for our sakes He became poor; so poor that He said, "The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man hath not where to lay His head."...And the servant is not above his Lord: if they have persecuted Him they will persecute us also; and the reproaches of them that reproached Him will also fall upon us. The only present reward for which the followers of Christ may look is the heartfelt manifestation of the Lord's love and approval. Z.'95-207 R4072:4