1 Peter 4:13-14 NLT
13 Instead, be very glad-for these trials make you partners with Christ in His suffering, so that you will have the wonderful joy of seeing His glory when it is revealed to all the world.
14 So be happy when you are insulted for being a Christian, for then the glorious Spirit of God rests upon you.
I may have to endure hardships, name calling, and failures of every kind in this life, but I am promised a blessing of inexpressible joy for doing it.
Aromatic plants bestow no spicy fragrance while they grow; but crush’d or trodden to the ground, diffuse their balmy sweets around. ~ Oliver Goldsmith
- 1 Peter: Called (nelima.wordpress.com)
- “Faith Is…”: Investigating What It Means To Believe (thereformedwesleyan.wordpress.com)