"Know therefore that the LORD thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations." - Deuteronomy 7:9
I can sing (Psalm 89:1) …with my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generation, every day of my life, because I have seen his faithfulness in my little life.
"And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved." - Mark 13:13 (KJV)
"For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved." - John 3:20 (KJV)
Persecution is the subjection of a person or group of persons to persistent ill-treatment, sometimes, open killing only because of their faith in Christ and righteous living.
“Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest. And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal: that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together.” - John 4:35-36 (KJV)
"…Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would." -Galatians 5:16-17
"Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me. Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit." - Psalm 51:10-12
“…But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.” - Romans 2:28-29
“That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.” - 1 Corinthians 1:31
"...All flesh is grass, and all the goodliness thereof is as the flower of the field: The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: because the spirit of the LORD bloweth upon it: surely the people is grass. The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever." - Isaiah 40:5-8