Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also. John15:20 (KJV)
When Adam and Eve fell in the Garden of Eden, forgetfulness set into the life of man. Due to this state of man, Jesus had to remind the disciples on several occasions. The opening scripture is one of the occasions Jesus had to remind the disciples about persecution. Jesus was very sincere with the disciples; He made them aware that Christianity is not all rosy. They will be persecuted, some will reject their gospel and they even may not be welcome at certain places. Whatever suffering He went through was the standard for them to follow. This lesson is a model for modern Christianity; it is not all rosy, therefore we should make provision for persecution and rejection. If we are conscious of this fact, whatever suffering we may be going through because of the gospel will not be new to us, but rather we shall rejoice to share in Christ’s suffering. Dear beloved, what did you learn from this article? Share your comments here!