Blessed are they who are persecuted…

a word on The Word

Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when they insult you and persecute you and utter every kind of evil against you [falsely] because of me. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward will be great in heaven. Thus they persecuted the prophets who were before you. Matt.5: 10-12.

As stated in an earlier study (hunger and thirst) righteousness is actively doing the will of God. There may be some things that I may not be sure are God’s will, such as, should I drive a Ford or a Chevy, rent or buy a home, drink Pepsi or Coke. Some may require much prayer. I do know however, His will for all of us. To obey all he has commanded (Matt.28:20)

So if I’m doing God’s will, I’m going to be persecuted? You bet you are!…

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