Matthew 10:22 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.
1 Corinthians 15:58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.
Here’s the bad news: We are going to be hated.
Here’s the good news: Your labour is not in vain in the Lord.
We (speaking to Americans) are slowly losing all our freedom. We are being hated for our beliefs. Some Christians don’t want to be hated, so they cater to the world. But that is not what Jesus tells us to do! He tells us to endure. If we labour in the Lord, it is not in vain. Stedfast, unmoveable! We may think this country has no hope, but it doesn’t matter. God didn’t say to give up hope on what looks hopeless. He says to endure.