Suffering as a Privilege

1 Peter 4:12–13 (MEV): Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that is taking place among you to test you, as though some strange thing happened to you. But rejoice insofar as you share in Christ’s sufferings, so that you may rejoice and be glad also in the revelation of His glory. There …

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Live Honorably Even When Your Beliefs are Called Evil

1 Peter 2:12 (MEV): Live your lives honorably among the Gentiles, so that though they speak against you as evildoers, they shall see your good works and thereby glorify God in the day of visitation. Though this was written to Jewish believers, it stands with very poignant encouragement for today. The news is rife with …

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Especially to Those Who Believe

1 Timothy 4:10 (MEV): For to this end we both labor and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of those who believe. Sometimes, Scripture is very precise in what is being said. Many times, that precision is glossed over. This is one of those …

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