One of the best insights into Jesus' heart is to see how he responded to deep betrayal by his friends. He doesn't react as I would respond. In fact, his exchange for betrayal and defection is nothing short of amazing.
In Ps. 34:15-22, David prepares us for suffering by teaching us about the goodness of the Lord (Yahweh). What, then, could his teaching on Yahweh have to say to us when we are in the midst of suffering?
Jesus was a master storyteller. One of my favorite classes in college was a course that studied Jesus’ parables in the gospels. They are literary masterpieces. Jesus teaches profound theological insights through simple narratives. The most famous of Jesus’ parables is found in Luke 15 and is commonly known as the "Parable of the Prodigal Son.”