The Christian has been called out of the world by the gospel of Christ (2 Thessalonians 2:14). This call involves a certain lifestyle (Titus 2:11-12). This lifestyle was mapped out by the Christ during His earthly ministry. One of the aspects of this life involves suffering. Fortunately, Jesus has paved the way in suffering. He is our example.
We all live two lives, an inward life and an outward life. Peter urged women “Do not let your adornment be merely outward…rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit…” (1 Peter 3:3, NKJV). We’re often better at maintaining the outward man, the one people easily see.
Christianity will sometimes include suffering. Jesus told His disciples that suffering for His Father’s sake would be coupled with a greater spiritual blessing (Matthew 5:10-12). Paul included that, “You therefore must endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ” (2 Timothy 2:3).
Have you ever thought of the number of things and products that are described with the word "security"? The word certainly describes something only the careless would shun. Officers patrolling a property are called security guards.
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