“Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”
Matthew 5:10 [NIV]
“Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me.”
Matthew 5:11 [NIV]
How Do I Handle Opposition For Doing The Right Thing?
1. Don’t be surprised.
- Dear friends, don’t be surprised or shocked that you are going through testing that is lie walking through fire, as though something unusual were happening to you.
1 Peter 4:12 [CEV/GNT]
- Anyone who belongs to Christ Jesus and wants to live right will have trouble from others.
2 Timothy 3:12 [CEV]
2. Recognize the source of the opposition.
- We wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Ephesians 6:12 [KJV]
- Stand firm against him (Satan), and be strong in your faith. Remember that your family of believers all ov