Overcoming Persecution

Driving home on the freeway one afternoon, I happened to tune in to a religious program on the car radio. The speaker was talking about persecution. He pointed out that we all resist being persecuted, usually with some self-justification, such as, "What have I done to deserve this!"

Then he stressed the point that we should ascertain whether we are being persecuted for righteousness' sake or for being unrighteous. He was alluding to the beatitude, "Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven." Matt. 5:10;

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