Share in suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus.
To please the recruiter, no one serving as a soldier gets entangled in the concerns of everyday life.
Also, if anyone competes as an athlete, he is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules.
It is the hardworking farmer who ought to be the first to get a share of the crops.
Consider what I say, for the Lord will give you understanding in everything.
Keep in mind Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, descended from David, according to my gospel.
For this I suffer, to the point of being bound like a criminal; but God's message is not bound.
This is why I endure all things for the elect: so that they also may obtain salvation, which is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory.
This saying is trustworthy: For if we have died with Him, we will also live with Him;
if we endure, we will also reign with Him; if we deny Him, He will also deny us;