2 Timothy 3:11-13 — You know how many troubles I have had as a result of my preaching the Good News. You know about all that was done to me…but the Lord delivered me.
Yes, and those who decide to please Christ Jesus by living godly lives will suffer at the hands of those who hate him. In fact, evil men and false teachers will become worse and worse, deceiving many, they themselves having been deceived by Satan.
Today’s reading is a reminder that your pursuit of godliness is destined to meet resistance from those who oppose your way of life.
To a (much) lesser degree, you will find this sort of behavior in sports fans who cheer for a different team than you. It’s also something you’ll experience from those who have opposing political and social views.
Therefore, it should be no surprise that you’re going to face intense push-back when it comes to your faith. Luckily for you — you have God on your side.