Many questions related to the Christian life don’t fall into life and death categories:
• What’s your favorite version of the Bible?
• If a church has a meal at the end of a service, is that called a dinner?
Questions like these have lower stakes. However, other questions about our walk with Christ carry great weight:
• Am I prepared to suffer well?
• Am I ready to be hated for the sake of Jesus?
Suffering may not be a common topic of conversation. However, suffering for the sake of Jesus and being persecuted because we follow Him is something He told us to expect. In John 15 and 16, the Lord warned us to prepare to suffer. Jesus wanted us to understand that living connected to Him means we will be mistreated. However, we can endure the hard times because He is with us, and He is worth it.