Matthew 10:26 – “‘So do not fear them, for there is nothing concealed that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known.”
Christ insists that the apostle’s response to the coming persecution must not be fear. Jesus is not warning them so they can evade persecution. He is warning them so they can endure persecution: to be will be ready for it and keep going. In the end, Christ-followers will be proved right and the true motives of Jesus’ opponents will be brought to light. Everything that is “covered” and “hidden” will become known. In the very end, all will agree that Jesus is Lord, the Son of God, the Messiah (Philippians 2:9–11). The Jewish religious leaders may label Jesus’ disciples as heretics and may even kill them for it, but they will be proved right and faithful before everyone.
No evade persecution but endure it.
Oh that we would have the strength, willpower and stamina to stand firm in our faith….always.