For us to endure hardship we must know Jesus Christ as He is eternal God the alpha and omega.
Jesus Christ gives us assurance to whatever things we are experiencing - Jesus already know it. If we look to Jesus at the cross it will remind us that our burdens are light. (Compare to our hardship today from the persecution before are extreme.)
If you try to please man then you are not a servant of God. Please God not man.
If you are a worker your peer pressure are your co-worker whenever you prioritize your work before them.
If you are a businessman your peer pressure will be your business partners, whenever they wanted you to cheat but you prioritize righteousness before them.
Some of the persecution of Christians today are calling us "hypocrite".
We are all sinners but when we correct the things we have done - we are not hypocrite by doing the right things.
In this world we will experience tribulations Jesus know everything even the people who persecute you. Leave room for Jesus to revenge for them and do not be afraid.
2 Corinthians 10
Jesus allows us to suffer gossip, slander and struggles to make us stronger.
How many times did the Bible mentioned "do not be afraid" and "do not fear"?
Matthew 10:28 Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell.
1 Timothy 4:8 "For physical training is of value, but godliness has value for all things..."
Do you want to be healthy and fit? Physical exercise is a good thing, it will make your body active and healthy. But spiritual exercise is much more important. For it will make our spiritual life healthy. And we need to exercise our spirit daily by reading God’s word, praying, memorizing scriptures and fellowship. Stay halthy inside and out! God Bless.
"Do not be afraid" was mentioned 65 times and
"Do not fear" was mentioned 18 times.