1 Peter 4:12

Warning: this may sting…

12 Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you.

13 But rejoice insofar as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed.

1 Peter 4:12-13
Warning: this may sting…

12 Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you.

13 But rejoice insofar as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed.

Pretty simple, easy for Paul to say right? After all he went through? Or what? What is our reason for complaining to God about our “trials” ?

First off, catch this…., “BELOVED” ….. we are cared for, deeply, earnestly, not only by our brothers but by God. Secondly, you are still alive and no one has tried to BOIL, WHIP, or CRUCIFY YOU. Hard to say those words maybe, but even harder to admit we complain about our sufferings WAY TO OFTEN, and 80% of the time I’d say they were caused by our own sin? 

Ok, not too much hard love, it’s Saturday, but BELOVED … you will “rejoice and be glad when His glory is revealed”! Oh, what a glorious day that will be … and it is coming Friend.

Author: Brenden Kurtz

Kingdom now. A Life interrupted by the Great I am. Project love unto others, both known and unknown, & to elevate one's attitude and aptitude. www.barnabasman.com

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