12 Therefore Jesus also suffered outside the gate, so that He might sanctify the people by His own blood.
13 Let us then go to Him outside the camp, bearing His disgrace.
14 For we do not have an enduring city here; instead, we seek the one to come.
Suffering prepares us for glory. Suffering burns away our self-sufficiency. It helps us to focus on what’s really important. It strips away the temporary and makes us yearn for the eternal. It helps us to see how God alone is the lover and pursuer of our soul.