You became imitators of us and of the Lord, for you welcomed the message in the midst of severe suffering with the joy given by the Holy Spirit. 1 Thessolonians 1:6 NIV
As Christians, it should be our ultimate goal to emulate the ways of Christ. We suffer in life, but Jesus suffered on the cross. His death led to our spiritual conversion.
Christian means Christ-like. Can we fully be Christ-like on earth? No. We are a sinful people. Can we strive to be Christ-like everyday? Yes. God sees and knows are hearts. Everyone is judged differently.
What is important is that we have drive. When we suffer, it exercises our Faith in the Lord. God gives us comfort through the Holy Spirit. Suffering is only temporary. Our faith lasts forever. God’s love last forever. We are bound by his love forever.
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