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.
|1 Peter 4:1-2|
1 Therefore, since Christ has suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves with the same mind because he who has suffered in the flesh is finished with sin, [From the Word of the Lord within: "Any of you whose sting to bear has been hard, use these facts: 1) all have suffered before you; 2) sin is excoriated; 3) God will remove the burden in time; and 4) the same is experienced by every cleanliness-desired heart in the nations."]
2 So that you should not live the rest of your time in the flesh in the lusts of men, but [live] to the will of God.1
|1 Peter 4:12-13 |
12 Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial, which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you; [Before purification and salvation, your faith must be tested in several trials, in which you must grievously suffer in order to be purified of sin. Salvation comes after suffering in various trials. "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. Salvation comes after suffering; in fact, there are seven trials every son must endure before salvation and being accepted as a son.]
13 But rejoice, since you are partakers of Christ's sufferings, so that when his glory is revealed, you may be glad with exceeding joy.4