|2 Timothy 3:12 |
12 Indeed, all who are determined to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.3 [The same sufferings are being experienced by all your brothers in the world. 1 Pet 5:9]
3 All who are determined to lead a godly life in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution. By being subjected to persecution, often supernaturally imposed, you are being purified by fire; you are learning to forgive; you are learning patience; you are learning to control your anger; you are learning to trust God in all circumstances. But as then, he who was born after the flesh persecuted him who was born after the Spirit, even so it is now. Gal 4:29. See Tribulation for more.