Endure Hardship

*NOTE* Scripture passages taken from The Scriptures 1998+ unless otherwise noted.

Why do we seek an easy life when the Scripture tells us differently?

Suffer hardship with us as a good soldier of יהושע Messiah. No one serving as a soldier gets involved in the affairs of this life, in order to please only him who enlisted him as a soldier. And if anyone competes in a game, he is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules. The hard-working farmer ought to be first to receive his share of the crops. Think over what I say, for the Master shall give you understanding into all this. Remember that יהושע Messiah, of the seed of Dawiḏ, was raised from the dead according to my Good News, for which I suffer hardship, as a criminal, unto chains, but the Word of Elohim is not chained. So I endure through it all for the sake of the chosen, so that they too obtain deliverance which is in Messiah יהושע with everlasting esteem. Trustworthy is the word: For if we died with Him, we shall also live with Him. If we endure, we shall also reign with Him. If we deny Him, He also shall deny us.
2 Timothy 2:3-12