It would have made sense had Christ said, “Blessed are ye when you are
NOT persecuted,” but He says the opposite. How can we make sense of
this? Today’s attached devotional will explain. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
Matthew 5:10 (ESV)
10 “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
“Better a thousand times to be on Christ’s side with a few, and be laughed at and despised for a season, than to have the praise of the many for a few short years, and then awake too late to find that without Christ you are without peace, or hope, or heaven.” [J. C. Ryle, The Upper Room, (New Kensington, PA: Whitaker House, 1888), p. 235]