Even though Jesus was God’s Son, He learned obedience from the things He suffered. In this way, God qualified Him as a perfect High Priest, and He became the source of eternal salvation for all those who obey Him!
Hebrews 5:8-9 NLT
So then, since Christ suffered physical pain, you must arm yourselves with the same attitude He had, and be ready to suffer, too!
1. Peter 4:1 NLT
For God called you to do good, even if it means suffering, just as Christ suffered for you. He is your example, and you must follow in His steps!
1. Peter 2:21 NLT
Yes, and everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution!
1. Timothy 3:12 NLT
Even if you suffer for doing what is right, God will reward you for it. So don’t worry or be afraid of their threats.
1. Peter 3:14 NLT
So, don’t be afraid of suffering for the Lord!
2. Timothy 4:5 NLT
If you suffer, however, it must not be for murder, stealing, making trouble, or prying into other people’s affairs.
1. Peter 4:15 NLT
Remember, it is better to suffer for doing good, if that is what God wants, than to suffer for doing wrong!
1. Peter 3:17 NLT
So if you are suffering in a manner that pleases God, keep on doing what is right, and trust your lives to the God who created you, for He will never fail you!
1. Peter 4:19 NLT
Since He Himself has gone through suffering and testing, He is able to help us when we are being tested.
Hebrews 2:18 NLT
So stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour. Stand firm against him, and be strong in your faith. Remember that your family of believers all over the world is going through the same kind of suffering you are!
1. Peter 5:8-9 NLT