July 18th, 2016
Godliness Always Opens the Door to Travail
And who is he that will harm you, if ye be followers of that which is good? But and if ye suffer for righteousness’ sake, happy are ye: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled; (1 Peter 3:13-14 KJV)
Many people focus on their own suffering in this world. Suffering comes both because man has chosen to do good being godly, or because they have chosen to do wrong.
Many, however, have spent little or no time pondering upon the suffering of Christ. His suffering was unmerited upon the cross at Calvary. Most people become selfishly buried in the confines of their misery (which is always far more insignificant) and often rightfully earned through their choices made.
The suffering Jesus Christ endured upon the cross at Calvary will always be by far the greatest topping that of any other suffering. Every other trial and tribulation mankind may face can be placed in its triviality behind His ultimate sacrifice which was for the eternal good of man.
Therefore, man should not be troubled or terrorized at the thought of any potential suffering he or she may endure for doing what is right in the eyes of God. Anything that is of a godly nature and agrees with God’s holiness and righteousness will always be in disagreement with the wicked mindset at work in this world.
Expect godliness to attract trials and trouble in this world and be not afraid when they come into your life for God’s supernatural strength and power is greater than anything you may have to suffer for a time.