Senaah means thorny. Christ put on a crown of thorns. For Christians, the crown of thorns points to the suffering servant and messiah-king. Jesus was ready to endure the pain, the insults, and the shame, all on our account. The crown of thorns, and the suffering that went with it, are long gone, and Jesus has now received the crown of which He is worthy.
In a similar vein, there may be thorny periods needed before we can obtain the glory that will come after. There could be struggles that are part of the processes our businesses must go through to mature. Long periods requiring patient leadership when the team is prickly and almost unbearable only to transform later to winning squads. Thorns are painful …but sometimes have to be borne. Be careful not to suffer for foolishness or ignorance …ask God to help you know the difference between thorns that must be avoided and those that you have no choice but to carry. Christ put on His crown of thorns with grace …do not carry yours grumbling and cursing.
Thorns can also be God’s way of keeping you obedient like He did for Gomer in the book of Hosea.
Verses for further meditation
Hosea 2:6; John 19:2-5
Thoughts for Business and the work place
Teams can use thorny situations to discover new insights and untreaded paths, that would otherwise be inaccessible..
Suggestions for Prayer
Lord, guide my paths and lead me aright always. Amen
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