I pray that you will begin to understand how incredibly great his power is to help those who believe him. It is that same mighty power that raised Christ from the dead . . .
—Ephesians 1:19,20 (TLB)
Jesus informed His disciples that the globe would certainly despise them. They would certainly be “as lamb in the middle of wolves.” They would certainly be apprehended, scourged, as well as brought previously guvs and kings. Even their loved ones would certainly maltreat them. As the globe despised and persecuted Him, so it would certainly treat His servants. Countless Christians have actually learned the trick of satisfaction and delight in test. A few of the happiest Christians I have satisfied have been long-lasting victims. They have actually had every factor to sigh and grumble, being denied so many opportunities as well as pleasures that they see others take pleasure in, yet they have located greater cause for gratitude and also happiness than lots of that are flourishing, vigorous as well as solid.
In all ages, Christians have found it possible to preserve the spirit of delight in the hour of trial. In situations that would have felled most males, they have actually so totally climbed over them that they in fact have actually used the circumstances to offer as well as glorify Christ.