For Christ’s sake, his disciples will be hated by all men. Why? Because they hold that he is the only Way to God, because they reject all other religions that claim to offer a path to God, because the light of God shines in their holy lives and convicts the world by the contrast, and because Satan is working in the children of disobedience to animate them in hatred against the children of God.
And we pray:
May we be willing, Lord Jesus, to be hated by all for loving you; and we know that we Love you only because we were first Loved by You. May we not shrink from living holy for You and speaking a word in season for You for fear of man. Let us be wise as serpents but harmless as doves. (Mathew 10:16) we pray in Your name Lord. Amen.