1 Peter 2:21-25
21 For to this you have been called, since Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example that you should follow in His steps,
22 who did no sin, nor was any deceit found in His mouth;
23 who being reviled, was not reviling in return; while suffering, He was uttering no threats, but kept entrusting Himself to Him who judges righteously.
24 Who Himself bore our sins in His body on the tree, so that having died to sin, we might live to righteousness; by His wounds you were healed. 25 For you were continually straying like sheep, but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.
1 Peter 1:6—7
1 Thessalonians 1:6—7
2 Corinthians 5:21
1 John 3:5
“Suffering, in other words, is not a detour by which believers receive the inheritance to which they were called. It is God’s appointed means for receiving the inheritance.” (Dr. Thomas R. Schreiner)