How Deep the Father's love for us
I Peter 4:1 Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for usn in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for the that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin;
I Peter 4:12-20
Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is try to you, as though some strange thing happpened unto to you:
But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.
If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified.
But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an eveildoer, or as a busybody in other men's matters.
Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf.
For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?
And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?
Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto the faithful Creator.