LEAVING NO CAUSE But even if you should suffer for righteousness’ sake, you are blessed. [1 PETER 3:15]
It’s not likely, but according to the apostle Peter, there is a remote possibility that you May suffer for being righteous. Indeed, many Christians suffered for their obedience to Christ in the early church, but others suffered for their disobedience. When a Christian disobeys God’s Word, the world senses a greater justification and freedom for hostility. Even godly Christians should not be surprised or afraid when the world treats them with hostility.
A passion for goodness is no guarantee against persecution. Doing good only reduces the likelihood of it. No one did more good than Jesus, yet a hostile world eventually killed Him. Nevertheless, your life should be above reproach so critics will have no justification for any accusations against you.
~ John MacArthur ~