The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from King James Bible:|
MAT 5:10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake:
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
MAT 5:11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you,
and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
MAT 5:12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in
heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.
MAT 5:13 Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his
savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for
nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.
MAT 5:14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill
cannot be hid.
King James Bible