Short sufferings Long Glorification.
1 Thess. 1:5b that you may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you also suffer.
We can only get to be part of Gods kingdom by faith in Christ, by being born again. Not by works, but thru the work of belief. Now, being counted worthy is an amazing opportunity on our part to display ones true faith and commitment to ones Savior. All those who live godly will suffer persecution. Some will only take the journey so long as its convenient. When trials, for Christ sake take place, they flee. This church proved they lived in Jesus through the intense trials and sufferings they endured. Will anything seperate you from the love of God in your life? I want to complete my race here, accounted worthy of the calling in which Im called.