I Peter 4:12-14 (KJV)

Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you.

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.

If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye: For the spirit of glory and God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified.

With trials, testings, trouble, life
Come gemstones of wisdom
So sublime,
So precious,
So rare,
So meticuouslouly faseted by the Savior divine
That even the winged Angelic Hosts of Heaven
To one another must say,
“Look at that Saint on earth
Whose life doth shine
For their heart, soul, and mind
Is becoming more and more
Like the great I AM!”

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