Be Holy (4)

I have heard some preachers say that when you become a Christian, everything in your life changes — you will not get sick again or have money or family problems.
That is not true! Christians still get sick, and sometimes they face problems in their lives. Many Christians around the world suffer every day, and some are killed because they follow Jesus.
Our Bible Reading today talks about how Christians will suffer. Peter says in verse 16b that if you suffer because you are a Christian, “you should praise (thank) God for that name (Christian).”
The Old Testament tells us about a man named Job. He worshiped God. But the devil wanted him to stop worshiping God. So the devil caused many bad things to happen to Job. Job suffered, but he continued to trust God.
If you are suffering for Jesus, do not give up. Keep trusting in God and His promises.