Perfected through suffering
We are perfected through suffering.
Perfection: But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, establish, strengthen, settle you. 1 Peter 5:9)
Through suffering: Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world. 1 Peter 5:8.
Love Jesus = Hating own flesh
Love Jesus = Suffering in the flesh
Loving own flesh = Hating Jesus
Hating suffering = Hating Jesus
Following Jesus = Obedience to God through suffering
“I am The Way, The Truth and The Life”
“Walk as He walked”