Like a solider

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… 16 Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in that name…

19 Therefore let those who suffer according to God’s will entrust their souls to a faithful Creator while doing good.

1 Pet 4:12, 13, 16, 19

You then, my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus, 2 and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. 3 Share in suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. 4 No soldier gets entangled in civilian pursuits, since his aim is to please the one who enlisted him. 5 An athlete is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules. 6 It is the hard-working farmer who ought to have the first share of the crops. 7 Think over what I say, for the Lord will give you understanding in everything.

8 Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, the offspring of David, as preached in my gospel, 9 for which I am suffering, bound with chains as a criminal. But the word of God is not bound! 10 Therefore I endure everything for the sake of the elect, that they also may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory. 11 The saying is trustworthy, for:

If we have died with him, we will also live with him;
12 if we endure, we will also reign with him;
if we deny him, he also will deny us;
13 if we are faithless, he remains faithful

for he cannot deny himself.

2 Tim 2:1-13

Comfort while struggling to endure….

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About jackielopina

Follower of Jesus, Pastor's Wife, Cookie Baker.
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2 Responses to Like a solider

  1. Curry Winters says:

    THANK YOU!!!!

  2. emily says:

    love you so much dear friend!! really missing you… can’t wait for another phone date!

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