2 Timothy 2:13 NKJV
If we are faithless, He remains faithful; He cannot deny Himself.
Let suffering saints remember, and look to Jesus, the Author and Finisher of their faith, who for the joy that was set before Him, endured the cross, despised the shame and is now set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
We must not think it strange if the best men meet with the worst treatment; but this is cheering, that the word of God is not bound. Here we see the real and true cause of the apostle’s suffering trouble in, or for, the sake of the gospel. If we are dead to this world, its pleasures, profits, and honours, we shall be forever with Christ in a better world. He is faithful to his threats and faithful to his promises. This truth makes sure the unbeliever’s condemnation, and the believer’s salvation.
Those who are believers or non-believers abiding in fear are under the grasp of Satan, his lies, and deceptions.