“All who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted…” These words from Paul will serve to encourage Timothy as he faces opposition inside and outside the church. Timothy knew his mentor, Paul, was going to die soon in the Roman prison. Suffering was not new to Timothy. He watched Paul suffer at the hands of ungodly men many times (Acts 13-14). Paul directed Timothy’s focus to the scriptures. Throughout history it is normal for all who follow Jesus to experience persecution. In America today, we live in a time with many freedoms to express our faith. Now is a great time to trust the Scripture as the source and final authority of saving truth. Like Paul and Timothy, we can be convinced through being informed of saving faith in Jesus Christ. You and I can live out our faith in the face of conflict with the world around us.