PRESENT SUFFERING and FUTURE GLORYAugust 31, 2018
Daily Prayer for August 31st, 2018 Â
Good morning, Godâ€”thank You! đź™‚
Holy Spirit, help me to keep loving everyone no matter what. Let me comfort those who are mistreated as if I myself were suffering. And when I suffer, let my faith not fail, but be overjoyed when Your glory is revealed! In Jesus name. Amen.
1 Peter 4:12-13Â New International Version (NIV)
Suffering for Being a Christian
12Â Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on youÂ to test you, as though something strange were happening to you.13Â But rejoiceÂ inasmuch as you participate in the sufferings of Christ,Â so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed.
Luke 22:31-32Â New International Version (NIV)
31Â â€śSimon, Simon, Satan has askedÂ to sift all of you as wheat.Â 32Â But I have prayed for you,Â Simon, that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers.â€ť
Romans 8:16-18Â New International Version (NIV)
16Â The Spirit himself testifies with our spiritÂ that we are Godâ€™s children.17Â Now if we are children, then we are heirsâ€”heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferingsÂ in order that we may also share in his glory.
1 Peter 5:6Â New International Version (NIV)
6Â Humble yourselves, therefore, under Godâ€™s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.
Present Suffering and Future Glory
18Â I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.
Hebrews 13Â New International Version (NIV)
13Â Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters.Â 2Â Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers,Â for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.Â 3Â Continue to remember those in prisonÂ as if you were together with them in prison, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering.
4Â Marriage should be honored by all,Â and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.Â 5Â Keep your lives free from the love of moneyÂ and be content with what you have, because God has said,
â€śNever will I leave you;
never will I forsake you.â€ť
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