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Be steadfast in danger

People who follow God will experience persecution. So we are warned to be steadfast.

2 Timothy 3:12 (NRSV) says "All who want to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted."

Jesus warned his disciples about persecution, saying that some people who received the good news about God's kingdom with joy would still fall away "when trouble or persecution arises on account of the word."

Daniel's three friends give a good example of what to do when persecuted: they faced the danger boldly, not knowing whether they would be rescued or would have to endure suffering. You can read the story of their experience in Daniel 3.

God, help us to be faithful to you. Thank you for being with people facing persecution today. Help them to remain faithful and filled with joy. We praise you. Amen.