1 Peter 4:12-19

1 Peter 4:12–19 (ASV 1901)

12Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial among you, which cometh upon you to prove you, as though a strange thing happened unto you: 13but insomuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings, rejoice; that at the revelation of his glory also ye may rejoice with exceeding joy. 14If ye are reproached for the name of Christ, blessed are ye; because the Spirit of glory and the Spirit of God resteth upon you. 15For let none of you suffer as a murderer, or a thief, or an evil-doer, or as a meddler in other men’s matters: 16but if a man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God in this name. 17For the time is come for judgment to begin at the house of God: and if it begin first at us, what shall be the end of them that obey not the gospel of God? 18And if the righteous is scarcely saved, where shall the ungodly and sinner appear? 19Wherefore let them also that suffer according to the will of God commit their souls in well-doing unto a faithful Creator.

Scripture Testimony Index stories for this passage

The Wang-chang-lings though uneducated, were committed to Christ Jesus and suffered greatly for Him. And even as they went through persecutions, the wife remained cheerful; couldn't stop herself from singing and the husband testified not of God never leaving him, but rather of His providing a means of escape. They remained in the faith until their transition to everlasting life.
Wang Ming-Dao lied to gain his freedom from prison but soon turned himself in to the Police for rearrest upon realizing that he had betrayed his faith. Though he was rearrested and sentenced to life imprisonment, Wang obtained God's mercy and found grace to bear his cross with a changed heart.