Matthew 5v12 has this great verse "Rejoice and be exceedingly glad"..... until you read it in its context and look at verse 11.
- 2 Timothy 3:12, " Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution."
- Hebrews 5:8. Christ learnt obedience through the things He suffered.
- Philippians 3:8-11. Here Paul sums it up.