Bible verse of the day will provide you with a verse from the book on a daily basis. I believe you will be blessed by reading encouraging and inspirational Bible verses. May God be with you.
Friday, October 2, 2015
Not Only Believe but Also to Suffer
“For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on
him, but also to suffer for his sake…” Philippians 1:29.
Believing is one
aspect of us being followers of Christ. However, that is not the only one. It
comes with extra benefits, obligations and also hardships. Suffering is one of
the “unpleasant” parts. The world is bound by sin and it opposes the truth. When
you as a follower of Christ start preaching the truth, some people will surely
not like that. They will persecute you, at least verbally. We do know that
Christians are persecuted for their faith around the world. Even, if you live
in the worst you will experience something what the Bible calls suffering. It
may not be as dramatic as our brothers experience in some Muslim countries, but
it will still be challenging and cause suffering. Let’s consider it a privilege!