In Psalm 69 we see in detail the Lord’s suffering before His death and in His death. But how does this relate to us? In 1 Pet. 2:21 we see that “For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered on your behalf, leaving you a model so that you may follow in His steps“. Before this verse Peter tells us about grace – the divine life for our enjoyment, the Triune God who is now the all-inclusive Spirit who gives life to us for our experience and enjoyment. Based on this, Peter continues to say, For to this you were called….
Called to enjoy grace and express God
This is what we are called for, as believers in Christ – to enjoy grace and express God! Particularly and especially in sufferings, we were called to have the enjoyment of God and to express Him. We can enjoy God as grace not only in good times or pleasant situations, but even in unpleasant circumstances – whatever circumstances by be, God is our inner enjoyment, motivating us within and becoming our expression without. When we enjoy Christ as grace even in our sufferings, we will express Him outwardly. Continue reading this article via,