2 Timothy 3:12

"Indeed, all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted."

Insight: Paul was consistently persecuted for proclaiming the Good News of Jesus. Here in his letter to Timothy, Paul notes his experiences in Antioch (kicked out of the city), Iconium (rulers plotted to kill him), and Lystra (he was stoned). While the specific situations may differ, persecution is a reality for all followers of Jesus.  It is evidence we are living a godly life.

Prayer: God, help me to stand firm in what I know to be true.  Help me to live a life that honors you regardless of the consequences.