Dear friends, do not be surprised by the fiery ordeal that is taking place among you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you.
For the LORD will stand upon Mount Perazim, he will rouse himself in the Valley of Gibeon; to carry out his work his strange deed, and to perform his task his alien task!
Some of the insightful will fall so they may be refined, purged, and purified until the time of the end, since it will surely come about.'"
the workmanship of each person will become evident, for the day of judgment will show what it is, because it will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each person's action.
No temptation has overtaken you that is unusual for human beings. But God is faithful, and he will not allow you to be tempted beyond your strength. Instead, along with the temptation he will also provide a way out, so that you may be able to endure it.
and send Timothy, our brother who works with us for God in the gospel of the Messiah, to strengthen and encourage you in your faith,
Indeed, all who want to live a godly life in union with the Messiah Jesus will be persecuted.
You greatly rejoice in this, even though you have to suffer various kinds of trials for a little while,
They insult you now because they are surprised that you are no longer joining them in the same excesses of wild living.
Resist him and be firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kinds of suffering.