For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake;
Trials can feel more difficult when we lose our vision that we’re called to suffer for Christ’s sake. The need for suffering in learning about Christ in our Christian walk is clearly spelled out in the following scriptures.
Christians can view Jesus all kinds of ways: He can be Norman Vincent Peale, the positive thinker, and self-help guru; as Warren Buffet, the businessman and investment tycoon who brings prosperity; or as the social revolutionary whose only job is to fight for justice and give food and clothing to the poor, huddling mass of people. Somehow the Savior from sin, Deliverer, and personal friend gets lost in the shuffle. Continue reading