Persecution is something Jesus said we would experience. If the world hated Him, it would hate for our association with Him. Persecution may come in the form of insults, injury, or injustice. But while Jesus says there will be persecution. Our passage gives us a path through persecution. Be joyful. Be glad. Be loving. Be prayerful. Be perfect. Our response in persecution should follow that of Christ. By that we become an example to those who are the persecutors pointing them to the Savior. Persecution is only temporary. Our reward is eternal. Let’s show people the way to Christ by how we respond when persecuted for righteousness.