First Peter speaks a lot about suffering; the suffering of Jesus and suffering for the sake of Jesus.
Today is no different.
That doesn’t seem comforting or a reason to rejoice; but that is precisely what God tells us to do, for rejoicing in suffering leads to rejoicing in His glory!
That is the end goal: to share in His glory! To share in the blessedness that is to come. To share in the everlasting joy that is ours in and through faith in Jesus!
Knowing that is the ultimate outcome, it is far easier to endure the trials and sufferings – no matter how bad – for the sake of Jesus!
So we can endure suffering. We can live humbly. We can live sober lives. We can resist the devil. We can do it all, for the revealed glory everlasting!
- 1 Peter 4:12-19
- 1 Peter 5:6-11