As the world becomes more and more polarized…with personal views, beliefs, and morals fair game for anyone to belittle and degrade…especially if you claim Jesus as your Savior, we need to read this Scripture carefully today. We look at it, not for what we already know…The world rejects and hates us because of our faith in Jesus and their little if any knowledge of who God is…but we read it to know exactly what should be our focus in the face of this persecution. This passage is a strong affirmation of God’s control and sovereignty over His attention and care for His people. He cares about you and knows acutely how the slings and arrows feel. So the bottom line here is, there is no need to fear man, for man can’t take your soul…and by standing firm in your faith you will gain eternal life…which man can’t take from you either.