Anyone who belongs to Christ Jesus and wants to live right will have trouble from others. (2Timothy 3:12 CEV)
If you belong to Christ, then you have the right to the covenant promises. The Covenant of Agape provides the blessings that belong exclusively to the people of God. He will be their God and they will be His people. God will protect, provide, preserve and prosper His people whereas, we, as people of God, promise to serve and worship only Him. There will be no other god for us except the Most High. Both parties, God and us, are bound to love each other faithfully. Since God is ever faithful, we should be faithful. To love Him is to obey all His commands. We are to live godly and not worldly. The fact that we love Him truly makes us want to live holy. We despise sins. We do not live according to the dictates of the world but according to the words of God. If we love God, the world will hate us. We are in the world yet live not of the world. If we have troubles and sufferings, we honor Christ. In adversity, we are full of joy and happiness more than those of sinners in prosperity. Desire God and you have more than enough.