"Indeed, all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted." People should know this before they choose to follow Jesus. When persecution comes, some may think- this is hard! I thought the Christian life was easy! They may fall away from faith because they get discouraged and care more about what the world thinks about their Savior than what the Savior thinks of them. Stay strong when you are persecuted. Jesus suffered the most extreme death and persecution. We are persecuted because of Him. When people persecute us, they are rejecting and persecuting Him. Stand firm, stand tall and call on the Lord for strength. Just as the Father gave Jesus strength to endure His suffering, we will receive strength to endure ours.