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Do you find yourself suffering on account of Christ? Or facing difficult situations because you are a Christian? Don’t be ashamed, but glorify God that you’re His child.

BibleGateway: 1 Peter 4:12-19

ESV Text: 1 Peter 4:12-19

KJV Text:

The section starts at about 1:33 and ends at about 2:50

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     12 Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: 13 But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy. 14 If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified. 15 But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men’s matters. 16 Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf. 17 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God? 18 And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear? 19 Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 514:
God Moves in a Mysterious Way

— Organ Audio

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1. God moves in a mysterious way 
His wonders to perform; 
He plants His footsteps in the sea 
And rides upon the storm. 

2. Deep in unfathomable mines 
Of never-failing skill 
He treasures up His bright designs 
And works His sovereign will. 

3. Ye fearful saints, fresh courage take; 
The clouds ye so much dread 
Are big with mercy and shall break 
In blessings on your head. 

4. Judge not the Lord by feeble sense. 
But trust Him for His grace; 
Behind a frowning providence 
He hides a smiling face. 

5. His purposes will ripen fast, 
Unfolding every hour; 
The bud may have a bitter taste, 
But sweet will be the flower. 

6. Blind unbelief is sure to err 
And scan His work in vain; 
God is His own Interpreter, 
And He will make it plain.