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Matthew 5:10 Bless are those who are persecuted

… because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Who thinks that the Christian life should be a life of joy and contentment? When did Jesus say we should rejoice? He told his disciples to rejoice that their names were written in heaven – where their identity was in Christ – and that he had saved them. In this verse, we look at the last of the beatitudes and being persecuted because of righteousness.