For to you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake;…
Dr. Tronchin, talking one day with the son of Caesar Malan about his father, who was lying on his deathbed, said, "How often have I not heard even his friends say, when I spoke with admiration of the work of your father, 'Malan serves God with fire, courage, and perseverance, because the service which God requires of him is an active service, and consists in an activity which responds to his tastes and talents.' But wait before judging him definitely until God calls him to a passive service of suffering." God is doing this under our eyes at this hour, and under our eyes also His servant is found faithful.
(J. F. B. Tinling, B. A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake;