A common complaint I hear against Christians is that our pursuit of moral living makes us legalistic and self-righteous. Such accusations fail to acknowledge the difference between actual righteousness (living as God commands) and self-righteousness (living according to what humans think is good). Humans should never add their own rules to God’s commands, as the legalistic Pharisees did, but we should be ardent legalists when trying to keep God’s commands. It’s called pursuing holiness, and the Bible encourages Christians to pursue holiness.

Brothers and Sisters, if someone makes fun of you for holding to Biblical morals, then you’ve been persecuted for righteousness’ sake. Rejoice! It’s an honor to endure suffering for obeying Christ. Great will be your reward in heaven (Matthew 5:10-12). #Bible #Christian #ChristianPersecution #OnlyJesusSaves #JesusIsTheSonOfGod #BelieveAndBeSaved