He will see the result of the suffering of his soul and be satisfied – Isaiah 53:11 (margin)
[W]e are heirs -heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory. Romans 8:17
Biblical suffering is denial of the “soulish” nature, our outer man, that part inherited from Adam which asserts itself over God. God designed the soul (our will, mind, and emotions – our desires, thoughts, and feelings) to serve the inner spirit, to be the means by which He is expressed in glory through His creature; this was ultimately exemplified by the single righteous life of Jesus of Nazareth.
Spiritual death ensued when man not only desired to know and live by good and evil and gain wisdom apart from God, but decided to act upon that desire. Jesus, the last Adam, redeemed…
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