1 Peter 3:14
But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. “Do not fear their threats ; do not be frightened.”
Heaven from what the scriptures depict rewards for our sacrifices. Stephen exhibited great courage and integrity by standing firm and upholding his beliefs. Jesus, knowing the impact of his death, stayed faithful to the cross. Right is right and wrong is wrong. The truth sets free and brings joy and contentment even though we may suffer for it. Peter encourages us not to be afraid of the enemy’s threats and suffering because the reward is blessing. You are God’s priciest possession called unto good works so live up to the hype.
O Lord give us the strength to stand for what is true, right and fair. Let the fear of suffering be extinguished in our thoughts so we can stand at all times and be counted as faithful. In Jesus’ name.