1 Peter 4:12-19
How do we accept suffering and face it head on in a culture that does everything it can to avoid pain? There will be things in our lives that happen to us as believers that we’d classify as unfair, but we should have a posture of being ready to face them for the sake of Christ.
Peter gives us Christ as the ultimate example of lowering ourselves on behalf of others. When everything in us wants to climb the ladder, Jesus sends us the opposite way.
(I Peter 2:21-24, I Peter 3:18-22, Prov 18:2, Prov 15:32, Prov 19:27, James 1:19, Philemon 1:7-20, Phil 2:3-8, Heb 4:15, Matt 20:26-28, James 4:6)