Rejoicing In Trial
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"Rejoice and be glad, for your reward in heaven is great; for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
"Be glad in that day and leap for joy, for behold, your reward is great in heaven For in the same way their fathers used to treat the prophets.
but to the degree that you share the sufferings of Christ, keep on rejoicing, so that also at the revelation of His glory you may rejoice with exultation.
So they went on their way from the presence of the Council, rejoicing that they had been considered worthy to suffer shame for His name.
For you showed sympathy to the prisoners and accepted joyfully the seizure of your property, knowing that you have for yourselves a better possession and a lasting one.
Though the fig tree should not blossom And there be no fruit on the vines, Though the yield of the olive should fail And the fields produce no food, Though the flock should be cut off from the fold And there be no cattle in the stalls, Yet I will exult in the LORD, I will rejoice in the God of my salvation.
And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance;
Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I do my share on behalf of His body, which is the church, in filling up what is lacking in Christ's afflictions.
You also became imitators of us and of the Lord, having received the word in much tribulation with the joy of the Holy Spirit,