2 Timothy 1:12 That is why I am suffering as I am. Yet I am not ashamed, because I know whom I have believed, and am convinced that he is able to guard what I have entrusted to him for that day.
Genuinely knowing Christ will get you through anything. Paul went through a lot from the point God knocked him off his horse all the way until he was finally martyred, but by his own testimony, it was worth it. (Philippians 3:10-11, 2 Corinthians 4:17) Our problem today is that too many people aren’t convinced it’s worth it. We are too prone to take what we see as the “easy way out,” forgetting Jesus’ warning about the broad and narrow ways. (Matthew 7:13-14) We want the one cookie now instead of the two cookies later, as is demonstrated in the famous psychological experiment with little children. (They are left…
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