The Beatitudes: The Blessing of Persecution

May 30, 2019

In today’s passage Jesus tells us to expect hatred, trouble, and persecution if we choose to follow Him. How’s that for truth in advertising? Now, Jesus isn’t talking about the ordinary troubles of life. Nor does He mean the issues that arise from voicing our social and political convictions. The blessing of persecution is the result of suffering on account of Christ. We need to understand the difference between suffering for His sake and suffering for oursake.