Remember the Persecuted

The first readers of the Book of Hebrews were being persecuted for their faith, but they were not in jail, as some of their (our) brethren were. Thus, writer said, “Remember the prisoners as if chained with them–those who are mistreated–since you yourselves are in the body also” (Hebrews 13:3).
They were to put themselves mentally in those chains that they might feel with those who had been imprisoned.
We do well to remember not only those persecuted today, but to remember those who have been persecuted throughout church history. We enjoy the strength of the church today because of their sacrifices yesterday.

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