02 Feb Matthew 24:9-14

“Then they will deliver you to tribulation, and will kill you, and you will be hated by all nations because of My name. 10 At that time many will fall away and will betray one another and hate one another. 11 Many false prophets will arise and will mislead many. 12 Because lawlessness is increased, most people’s love will grow cold. 13 But the one who endures to the end, he will be saved. 14 This gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come.

Jesus talked of the persecution that Christians would face by the world. He talked of how the pressures of the world would cause some to betray their brothers, be deceived, and neglect the church. He encourages them to persevere and they will be saved, but the gospel must be preached throughout the nations before the end is to come. This world will tempt, compare, lie, and deceive you. Continue to push towards Jesus and allow yourself to be in this world, but not of it.