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Jesus is Better

I’ve clung to the chorus in this song for the past few weeks. I love that it’s saying “no matter how high, no matter how low…Jesus is always better.”

It actually sort of reminds me of this from Matt Chandler which is him basically saying “I’ve been praising God for 40 years as a healthy person, I’m not going to stop because I’m sick.”

That holds more weight to me than the alternative — a totally healthy, free-of-adversity life. Paul would agree and did so in Romans.

Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance. (Romans 5:3)

The ESV Study Bible says this is the case “not because trials are pleasant but because they produce a step-by-step transformation that makes believers more like Christ.”

So no matter the valor of the victory or the devastation of the defeat, Jesus is always better.

May that never change.

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