To Endure

To Endure

When I read stories of persecuted Christians in countries like North Korea, it makes me pause. The question comes to mind, are we next? What seemed impossible to consider a few years ago has quickly become something not only to consider but what to plan for.

Scripture is replete with warnings of suffering, hardship, and persecution to endure. Matthew mentions this in Matthew 24: 13

13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

What does enduring mean?

 Definition of endure

Intransitive verb

1to continue in the same stateLAST entry 1the style endured for centuries

2to remain firm under suffering or misfortune without

yielding though it is difficult, we must endure

Transitive verb

1to undergo especially without giving inSUFFER endure hardships endured great

pain

 

It doesn’t sound like much fun does it? If I think about what may happen to me I avoid the sign-up sheet. When I consider what Jesus endured for me…Jesus struggled with facing the cross but for the joy of the reward to follow He willingly suffered. 

 

It is true; I may suffer today but tomorrow brings everlasting joy.

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