“Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 5:10 ESV)
Christ was persecuted for our sake, through His suffering on the cross we are being saved from sin and God’s wrath that is coming upon the ungodly on judgement day. The same way Christ suffered for our sake, we that have been saved through Him will also suffer for His sake as it says in the bible-But all these things they will do to you on account of my name, because they do not know him who sent me. (John 15:21 ESV)
We live in a dark world that is filled with sin. The world do not embrace righteousness as they do not know Him but rather embrace sin therefore they have become enemies to righteousness as they have become children of the devil and slaves to sin. Therefore, opposing and persecuting those who are proclaiming the truth and living a life that is right before God.
If everyone loves you for being a Christian and proclaiming the truth then you need to check the authenticity of your Christianity. Not everyone will love us, we will be hated by the world including our own family and friends. Even though we will face persecution in all forms even sometimes leading to physical death.
We should remember there is a greater reward than the persecution we face, which is inheriting the kingdom of heaven. A kingdom not built by human effort but built by God. Another synonym for kingdom of heaven is kingdom of God. This is a brief description about the kingdom of God by Gotquestions
“The kingdom of God is the rule of an eternal sovereign God over all creatures and things (Psalm 103:19; Daniel 4:3). The kingdom of God is also the designation for the sphere of salvation entered into at the new birth (John 3:5-7), and is synonymous with the “kingdom of heaven.
The kingdom of God embraces all created intelligence, both in heaven and earth that are willingly subject to the Lord and are in fellowship with Him. The kingdom of God is, therefore, universal in that it includes created angels and men. It is eternal, as God is eternal, and it is spiritual—found within all born-again believers. We enter the kingdom of God when we are born again, and we are then part of that kingdom for eternity. It is a relationship “born of the spirit” (John 3:5), and we have confident assurance that it is so because the Spirit bears witness with our spirits (Romans 8:16).”-Got question
Blessed are the persecuted!