Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in creation will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
But the Lord continually shows loyal love to his faithful followers, and is faithful to their descendants,
In a far-off land the Lord will manifest himself to them. He will say to them, 'I have loved you with an everlasting love. That is why I have continued to be faithful to you.
I give them eternal life, and they will never perish; no one will snatch them from my hand.
Just before the Passover feast, Jesus knew that his time had come to depart from this world to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he now loved them to the very end.
2 Thessalonians 2:13
But we ought to thank God always for you, brothers and sisters loved by the Lord, because God chose you from the beginning for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and faith in the truth.
and from Jesus Christ -- the faithful witness, the firstborn from among the dead, the ruler over the kings of the earth. To the one who loves us and has set us free from our sins at the cost of his own blood
And if children, then heirs (namely, heirs of God and also fellow heirs with Christ) -- if indeed we suffer with him so we may also be glorified with him.
Not only this, but we also rejoice in sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance,
"Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to them.
Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Instead, fear the one who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
But before all this, they will seize you and persecute you, handing you over to the synagogues and prisons. You will be brought before kings and governors because of my name.
I have told you these things so that in me you may have peace. In the world you have trouble and suffering, but take courage -- I have conquered the world."
They strengthened the souls of the disciples and encouraged them to continue in the faith, saying, "We must enter the kingdom of God through many persecutions."
except that the Holy Spirit warns me in town after town that imprisonment and persecutions are waiting for me.
2 Corinthians 4:17
For our momentary, light suffering is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison
2 Corinthians 6:4
But as God's servants, we have commended ourselves in every way, with great endurance, in persecutions, in difficulties, in distresses,
2 Corinthians 11:23
Are they servants of Christ? (I am talking like I am out of my mind!) I am even more so: with much greater labors, with far more imprisonments, with more severe beatings, facing death many times.
2 Timothy 1:12
Because of this, in fact, I suffer as I do. But I am not ashamed, because I know the one in whom my faith is set and I am convinced that he is able to protect what has been entrusted to me until that day.
2 Timothy 4:16
At my first defense no one appeared in my support; instead they all deserted me -- may they not be held accountable for it.
Think of him who endured such opposition against himself by sinners, so that you may not grow weary in your souls and give up.
My brothers and sisters, consider it nothing but joy when you fall into all sorts of trials,
1 Peter 1:5
who by God's power are protected through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
1 Peter 4:12
Dear friends, do not be astonished that a trial by fire is occurring among you, as though something strange were happening to you.
So I said to him, "My lord, you know the answer." Then he said to me, "These are the ones who have come out of the great tribulation. They have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb!