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Faith and Suffering

January 6, 2009

“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).

The path of the Christian pilgrim is not always perfumed with the odor of flowers; it is often clouded with the smoke of conflict. The course of the Christian life is not always along a quite, inland river of experience; it is frequently across the high, tempest-tossed billows of trial. Days of peace are followed by days of strife. Even our Savior’s year of public favor was followed by a year of fierce opposition. If we would reign with Jesus we must also suffer with Him.

D.O. Shelton
Better Than Gold (1926), page 67

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