MORNINGTIME 3835by Benjamin Munsell on September 9, 2021
Wherefore let them that suffer ACCORDING TO THE WILL OF GOD commit the keeping of their souls to Him in well doing, as unto a Faithful Creator. 1 Peter 4:19. For I (Christ) will shew him (Saul) how great things HE MUST SUFFER for My Name's sake. (For My Name to be lifted up above man's name). Acts 9:16. And if children, then Heirs; (to receive an inheritance), Heirs of God, and Joint-Heirs with Christ; if so be that WE SUFFER WITH HIM, that we may be also Glorified together. For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time ARE NOT WORTHY TO BE COMPARED with the Glory which shall be revealed in us. Romans 8:17-18. Even unto this present hour we both hunger, and thirst, and are naked, and are buffeted, and have no certain dwellingplace; And labour, working with our own hands: being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, WE SUFFER it: Being defamed, we intreat: we are made as the filth of the world, and are the offscouring of all things unto this day. 1 Corinthians 4:11-13. For as the sufferings of Christ ABOUND IN US, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ. 2 Corinthians 1:5. FOR YE SUFFER, if a man bring you into bondage, if a man devour you, if a man take of you, if a man exalt himself, if a man smite you on the face. 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. So that we ourselves glory in you in the Churches of God for your Patience and Faith in all your Persecutions and Tribulations that ye endure: Which is a manifest token of the Righteous Judgment of God, that ye may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, FOR WHICH YE ALSO SUFFER: 2 Thessalonians 1:4-5. It is a faithful saying: For if we be dead with Him (Christ), we shall also Live with Him: IF WE SUFFER (with Christ, through Christ and because of Christ), we shall also Reign with Him: if we deny Him, he also will deny us: 2 Timothy 2:11-12. To be a Christian includes Suffering. And we will eternally, Be Blessed.