Blessed are those who are persecuted. You don’t have to look for it – if you are living by God’s word, persecution will find you.
If you are living by Go s word, your righteous living is going to draw criticism from non-believers. Rather than be tempted to “blend into the crowd”, use these times to strengthen your faith by standing firm to your beliefs.
Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.