What did Jesus mean by saying that we are blessed when people insult or persecute us for His sake?


Matthew 5:11 - 12

NKJV - 11 Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. 12 Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

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Stringio Steven Scott Grader for the Ontario Jail Ministry
We Christians ARE blessed. We are chosen by God to be Christians. We, however, are likely to face many trials and tribulations for our belief and faith. We must hold firm to our faith knowing that man can only injure our physical being. Man CANNOT harm our souls. Only God can do that. 

Man has a choice: live for Christ and possibly lose our physical health, or live for ourselves, and definitely lose our souls.

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Mini Omobolanle Michael
The scripture already explained it. There is a reward for us in heaven when we are persecuted for righteousness sake.

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