Sirach chapter 2 begins with this verse, ” My son, when you come to serve the Lord, prepare yourself for trials.”
Footnotes take us to 2 Timothy 3:12 which reads, “In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.”
Before you go running the other way, remember that EVERYTIME He asks something of us, particularly something challenging, He has a promise behind His request. Check out this one and watch for this pattern as you read scripture.
Sirach chapter 2 ends with verse 18 encouraging us to
“fall into the hands of the Lord and not into the hands of men,
for equal to His majesty is the mercy that He shows.”
Can I get an ” AMEN!”