Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name.
After they had beaten them severely, they threw them into prison and commanded the jailer to guard them securely.
I will greatly rejoice in the Lord; I will be overjoyed because of my God. For he clothes me in garments of deliverance; he puts on me a robe symbolizing vindication. I look like a bridegroom when he wears a turban as a priest would; I look like a bride when she puts on her jewelry.
Look, my servants will shout for joy as happiness fills their hearts! But you will cry out as sorrow fills your hearts; you will wail because your spirits will be crushed.
Hear the word of the Lord, you who respect what he has to say! Your countrymen, who hate you and exclude you, supposedly for the sake of my name, say, "May the Lord be glorified, then we will witness your joy." But they will be put to shame.
"Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to them.
"Blessed are you when people hate you, and when they exclude you and insult you and reject you as evil on account of the Son of Man!
Not only this, but we also rejoice in sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance,
2 Corinthians 12:10
Therefore I am content with weaknesses, with insults, with troubles, with persecutions and difficulties for the sake of Christ, for whenever I am weak, then I am strong.
For it has been granted to you not only to believe in Christ but also to suffer for him,
For in fact you shared the sufferings of those in prison, and you accepted the confiscation of your belongings with joy, because you knew that you certainly had a better and lasting possession.
My brothers and sisters, consider it nothing but joy when you fall into all sorts of trials,
1 Peter 4:13
But rejoice in the degree that you have shared in the sufferings of Christ, so that when his glory is revealed you may also rejoice and be glad.
keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of our faith. For the joy set out for him he endured the cross, disregarding its shame, and has taken his seat at the right hand of the throne of God.
I will therefore have him flogged and release him."
We must go out to him, then, outside the camp, bearing the abuse he experienced.