1 These things I have spoken to you, that you should not be made to stumble. 2 They will put you out of the synagogues; yes, the time is coming that whoever kills you will think that he offers God service. 3 And these things they will do to you because they have not known the Father nor Me. 4 But these things I have told you, that when the time comes, you may remember that I told you of them. And these things I did not say to you at the beginning, because I was with you. (John 16:1–4)
The words of Jesus comfort the faithful. Even though faced with opposition, rejection and threats of death, the apostles of Christ were assured by the Master that they are known by Him and by the Father. The world does not know God and His Son, Jesus. Christians do. The word of Christ gives us strong encouragement and strengthens our faith against very temptation, every trial meant to break us. Remember the words of Jesus today. He will never fail you or forsake you.