7 Therefore as the Holy Spirit said, "Today if you will hear his voice,
12 Take heed, brothers, lest there be an evil heart of unbelief in any of you in departing from the living God.
2 My brothers, count it all joy when you fall into many trials of any sort or into various temptations; [It is through many trials and tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God. Acts 14:22. He shall deliver you in six troubles; yes, in seven no evil shall touch you. Job 5:19 ]
3 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith works patience.
4 But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.1 [Note! If you lack nothing, then you have everything possible, (including fellowship with Christ and the Father, raised to heaven, sitting with Christ in the kingdom, in union with Christ and God, free from even the desire to sin, pure, holy, permanently perfected, protected from ever sinning again — all while still alive on earth), as Paul wrote the perfect man does: Until we all come to the unity of the faith, and the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; Eph 4:13. If you are a perfect man and possess the fullness of Christ, you have everything possible.]
|1 Peter 1:5-7|
5 Who are kept by the power of God through faith to salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
6 In that greatly rejoice though it is necessary to suffer a few griefs now through various trials, [To receive salvation and the kingdom you first must suffer through tribulations and hardships. This has been mistranslated to be: you may have to suffer; there is no mention of may or if necessary in the Greek. Indeed, all who are determined to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution. 2 Tim 3:12. The same sufferings are being experienced by all your brothers in the world. 1 Pet 5:9. Salvation comes after suffering. "For the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and scourges every son whom he accepts. If you are without chastisement [correcting rebuke and discipline], of which all [true sons of God] must share, then you are illegitimate, and not sons." Heb 12:6,8]
7 So that the trial of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tried with fire, might result in praise and honor and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ.
|1 Corinthians 10:13|
13 For no temptation has overtaken you but what is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that you may be able to bear it.
|2 Peter 2:9 |
9 Then the Lord knows how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust till the day of judgment to be punished.