The apostle Paul knew what it meant to be persecuted; even a quick survey of Acts reveals that he and his companions encountered opposition almost everywhere they went. Millions of Christians experience the same reality every day.
You may never meet them this side of eternity – but their commitment and courage should challenge and inspire us all.
We may not face the same situation they do – but every believer knows what it is to swim against the stream of an unbelieving world. The friend or relative who mocks you…the business associate who scorns your integrity…the indifference of those around you to moral and spiritual values. But don’t let them sway you.
Everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.
2 Timothy 3:12
Billy Graham – Wisdom For Each Day