Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.1 Corinthians 15:58 (NASB)
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.Matthew 5:6
God’s going to bless anybody who’s persecuted because they live for him. We should notice that we don’t get rewarded for being rude or obnoxious. If we live self-righteous lives when we get persecuted, we’re not martyrs. We’re just jerks. Be like Jesus and get rewarded.