Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;
There is a blessing on the man who undergoes testing; because, if he has God's approval, he will be given the crown of life, which the Lord has said he will give to those who have love for him.
Happy are those who are attacked on account of righteousness: for the kingdom of heaven will be theirs.
Happy are you, when men have hate for you, and put you away from among them and say angry words to you, turning away in disgust at your name, because of the Son of man.
So they went away from the Sanhedrin, happy to undergo shame for the Name.
And if we are children, we have a right to a part in the heritage; a part in the things of God, together with Christ; so that if we have a part in his pain, we will in the same way have a part in his glory.
2 Corinthians 12:9
And he said to me, My grace is enough for you, for my power is made complete in what is feeble. Most gladly, then, will I take pride in my feeble body, so that the power of Christ may be on me.
Because to you it has been given in the cause of Christ not only to have faith in him, but to undergo pain on his account:
And even if I am offered like a drink offering, giving myself for the cause and work of your faith, I am glad and have joy with you all:
Now I have joy in my pain because of you, and in my flesh I undergo whatever is still needed to make the sorrows of Christ complete, for the salvation of his body, the church;
For you had pity on those who were in prison, and had joy in the loss of your property, in the knowledge that you still had a better property and one which you would keep for ever.
1 Peter 4:13
But be glad that you are given a part in the pains of Christ; so that at the revelation of his glory you may have great joy.
And others were tested by being laughed at or by blows, and even with chains and prisons:
1 Peter 1:6
You have cause for great joy in this, though it may have been necessary for you to be troubled for a little time, being tested in all sorts of ways,
2 Peter 2:9
The Lord is able to keep the upright safe in the time of testing, and to keep evil-doers under punishment till the day of judging;
Have no fear of the things which you will have to undergo: see, the Evil One will send some of you into prison, so that you may be put to the test; and you will have great trouble for ten days. Be true till death, and I will give you the crown of life.