Daily Service: By His stripes
Have any of you ever considered what Christ endured without complaint for you? How many saints before you endured stripes? Have you yet striven to blood? Have you been arrested for your faith? Will you stand for your faith or bow the god(note little g) of this world. By the way, I am not belittling any of you in the mission fields who have experienced this. Tell your story. You are a light on a hill.
Proverbs 20:30 NKJV Blows that hurt cleanse away evil, As do stripes the inner depths of the heart.
Isaiah 53:4-6 NKJV Surely He has borne our griefs And carried our sorrows; Yet we esteemed Him stricken, Smitten by God, and afflicted. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; We have turned, every one, to his own way; And the LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.
Acts 16:23-24 (KJV) And when they had laid many stripes upon them, they cast them into prison, charging the jailor to keep them safely: Who, having received such a charge, thrust them into the inner prison, and made their feet fast in the stocks.