It’s a marathon not a sprint
You will be hated by everyone because of me, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved.
The harsh reality is that the world (those against Christ) hates us. Yeah, sometimes it doesn’t appear that way. Even Hollywood can empathize with followers of Christ in some movies while in reality they are usually making money off of Christ like in Rome.
We need to stay the course, block out the noise and focus on God’s power. Imagine how mentally tough Jesus had to be in the face of the Jews of his day. Those Pharisees would witness the countless miracles of Jesus only to say it was demons.
Nothing really has changed, yes, politically people are more polite, but the world has not changed.
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–his good, pleasing and perfect will.
Keeping it 💯