Living a godly life will not insulate you from hardship. Paul said that the more blameless your life, the more likely you will be persecuted. As the world increasingly embraces sin, worldly people are becoming increasingly intolerant of godliness. Darkness cannot tolerate light; the more your life illuminates the presence of Christ, the more you should expect opposition from the forces of darkness. Your Christlike nature will be offensive to those in rebellion against Christ’s lordship. If you are sincerely following the Lord‘s direction, don’t be discouraged. Paul warned that those who seek to live godly lives will suffer persecution. Do not be surprised when this happens to you. If the world crucified the Son of God, surely the world will be hostile to anyone who lives by the power of the Holy Spirit. Jesus warned that the world hated Him, the Savior, and so it would certainly misunderstand and mistreat His disciples.