Our suffering is producing something in us that it is not in the unbeliever. We are being sanctified and used as a vessel to reveal the warning of eternal suffering. But we also, through our joy in suffering, reveal the greater possession of Christ and the hope we have in eternity. Suffering doesn’t prevent God’s Kingdom from being built, but rather is used graciously by our Sovereign God in order to fulfill His purposes. And this is good. The believer never focuses on what he is losing in suffering, but rather what he cannot lose.
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