For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.
But and if ye suffer for righteousness' sake, happy are ye: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled.
For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake.
For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ.
For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps.
Many are the afflictions of the righteous:
but the Lorddelivereth him out of them all.
And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; And patience, experience; and experience, hope.
Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.
But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.
Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth:
therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty.
Job 5:17 |
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you. But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at the last your care of me hath flourished again; wherein ye were also careful, but ye lacked opportunity. Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.
2 Timothy 2:3-4
For this is thankworthy, if a man for conscience toward God endure grief, suffering wrongfully.
1 Peter 2:19
But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.
2 Timothy 4:5