Here’s today’s passage:
15:3 For even Christ did not please himself, but just as it is written, “The insults of those who insult you have fallen on me.” 15:4 For everything that was written in former times was written for our instruction, so that through endurance and through encouragement of the scriptures we may have hope.
When we look at Christ, we see the ultimate example of what it means to not please oneself. Ironically He chose to be insulted by for us. We should try to be like Him in this.
Verse 4 makes reference to three timeframes: the past, present and future. That which was written long ago is understood today because we can see how Christ fulfilled the prophesies. Because of this, we can also look to the future with hope, knowing that God remains in control.