“Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice insofar as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed. If you are insulted for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. But let none of you suffer as a murderer or a thief or an evildoer or as a meddler. Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in that name” – There is a difference between being persecuted for your faith and suffering the consequences of our actions. Unfortunately, many in the church today have muddled the meanings and are getting it twisted. Being persecuted for your faith means that the only thing you’ve done “wrong” is follow Christ and you’re being attacked for that. That is NOT the same as when you do wrong and have to suffer though the consequences of your actions! Reaping what you’ve sown DOES NOT mean you’re not under attack from the enemy!