318. God strengthens you against adversity.

What does this entry mean to you?

What do you think it means to God?

What do you think the Bible has to say about it?

 

2 Corinthians 6:3-10 

We live in such a way that no one will stumble because of us, and no one will find fault with our ministry. In everything we do, we show that we are true ministers of God. We patiently endure troubles and hardships and calamities of every kind. We have been beaten, been put in prison, faced angry mobs, worked to exhaustion, endured sleepless nights, and gone without food. We prove ourselves by our purity, our understanding, our patience, our kindness, by the Holy Spirit within us, and by our sincere love. We faithfully preach the truth. God’s power is working in us. We use the weapons of righteousness in the right hand for attack and the left hand for defense. We serve God whether people honor us or despise us, whether they slander us or praise us. We are honest, but they call us impostors. We are ignored, even though we are well known. We live close to death, but we are still alive. We have been beaten, but we have not been killed. Our hearts ache, but we always have joy. We are poor, but we give spiritual riches to others. We own nothing, and yet we have everything. (NLT)

1 Peter 3:14 

But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. “Do not fear what they fear; do not be frightened.” (NIV)

What does God want you to know about Him in this text?

What does this passage mean to you in your life today

What does God want you to do about it?

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