(10-19) Jesus Foretells Wars and Persecution
If Christians were persecuted for their own name’s sake or for the sake of any other name, there would be no worth in that. But because it is for Christ’s name’s sake, every amount of persecution is worth it and not endured in vain. Whenever we find ourselves in a difficult, mean, or troublesome situation, we should consider it as an opportunity to bear witness for Christ. We can share the Gospel wherever we are, to whoever we may be around. In our bleakest moments, God will give us wisdom that our enemies will not be able to understand and words that none will be able to contradict.
Favorite verse: (19) By your endurance you will gain your lives.