Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;
But remember the former days when, after you were enlightened, you endured a great struggle with sufferings,
Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
yet he has no root in himself, but endures only for a while. And when tribulation or persecution arises because of the word, immediately he falls away.
And when he saw one of them being treated unjustly, he defended him and avenged the oppressed by striking down the Egyptian.
except that the Holy Spirit solemnly testifies to me in every city, saying that bonds and afflictions await me.
And not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces perseverance;
and if children, then heirsheirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with him, in order that we may also be glorified with him.
2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore, if any one is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has passed away, behold, the new has come.
Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I do my share for the sake of his body, which is the church, in filling up what is lacking in Christ's afflictions.
2 Thessalonians 1:3
We ought to give thanks to God always for you, brethren, as is fitting, because your faith is growing abundantly, and the love of every one of you for one another is increasing.
2 Timothy 1:8
So do not be ashamed to testify of our Lord or of me his prisoner, but join with me in suffering for the gospel according to the power of God,
2 Timothy 2:3
Share in hardship as a good soldier of Christ Jesus.
2 Timothy 3:11
persecutions, and sufferings, such as happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium and at Lystra; what persecutions I endured, yet the Lord rescued me from them all.
for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God.
1 Peter 1:6
In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have to suffer various trials,
1 Peter 4:12
Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal which comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you.
So then, there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God;
1 Peter 2:10
Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.
And I will say to my soul, "Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years; take your ease; eat, drink, and be merry."'
But Abraham said, 'Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, and Lazarus received evil things; but now he is comforted here and you are in agony.
You have lived on the earth in luxury and in pleasure; you have fattened your hearts in a day of slaughter.
As she glorified herself and played the wanton, so give her a like measure of torment and mourning; for she says in her heart, 'A queen I sit, and I am not a widow, mourning I will never see.'