Brothers and sisters who are we that we should believe or become convinced that we as God's Spirit led children should be exempt from temptation and suffering. Take this word to heart and ask yourself...what can I learn about God from this passage?
Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings. 1 Peter 5:8-9
We were not chosen to be exempt from the suffering of this age. Christ suffered far more but in relating to his sufferings we get a glimpse of what he went through. With His sufferings and death be paid our sin debt. For if it were not for suffering there would be no glory. For Christs suffering came in the crucifixion and his glory in the resurrection. You cannot have one without the other.
The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if we are children of God, and if children, then heirs--heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him. Romans 8:16-17
Don't be duped by the world in thinking that to live in Christ is to be protected from suffering. To share in Christ’s suffering is to also share in his glory! To live in Christ is to have the HOPE OF ETERNITY!
In His Service,