For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to (in) us. Romans 8:18
This light, temporary nature of our suffering is producing for us an everlasting, weight of glory, far beyond any comparison. 2 Cor.4;17
I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. Jn.12;24
10 Things About Suffering
1- Jesus suffered for us at the cross so we can enter into those sufferings by faith.
2- We suffer as a result of in- justice because of the greed, hatred and selfishness of others, this we can endure or bare up under for the cause of Christ and His kingdom.
3- Suffering may come as a result of following the Lamb into unknown places possibly away from family and those we hold dear. (Notice its the lamb and He is sacrificial most don’t mind following the lion) Rev.14
4- We suffer because of what we believe or what we preach whether it be right or wrong, We also may find people who love us and we love them, but they will hate us or turn on us because we don’t believe like them.
5-We suffer because we refuse to compromise our principles in the fires of adversity, and choose to love even when it is unpopular.
6- We suffer from no fault of our own, but are in the wrong place at the wrong time or we were born into poverty,sickness,abuse which we can come out of through the power of the gospel.
7- We suffer because of the anointing in our life, and the mission we have in the earth; the anointing provokes adversity.
8- We suffer willingly because we see the reality of laying down our lives for the sake of others.
9- We suffer because we choose to fight for a cause such as our religious dogmas, when we refuse to humble ourselves and walk in love it may be because we are just hard to get along with, and we project our attitudes upon others.
10-We suffer because of our desire to know Him for us it is not enough just to say He suffered for me, but to be able to say to Him I want to feel what you felt so I can love as you loved and be a voluntary love slave even unto the death.
Scott Stimson Sr.