When we read about Jesus’ life on earth, we learn that He suffered a lot. Jesus was rejected and ridiculed, beaten and then killed on a cross.
In our Bible verses today, we read that Paul suffered many things, too. He said (verse 27), “I have done hard and tiring work, and many times I did not sleep. I have been hungry and thirsty. Many times I have been without food. I have been cold and without clothes.” Paul also said that he suffered by caring so much for all the Christians in the churches he served.
1 Peter 2:21 says, “This is what you were chosen to do. Christ gave you an example to follow. He suffered for you. So you should do the same as he did.” As Christians, we will face suffering, too. Maybe this suffering will be that people will make fun of us. Or maybe we will be killed because we are Christians.
Don’t be ashamed of Jesus. Be willing to suffer for Him today!