It’s not about what we have or don’t have. Or what we do, and don’t do. That’s a legalistic view of life.
Perhaps you’ve had to stand up to opposition at work, or hold on tight to your beliefs in an argument with a family member. There's hope for those who withstand persecution.
Have you ever been passed up for a promotion? Perhaps you’ve been displaced by someone younger or with different qualifications. If you’ve ever felt the pain of rejection . . . you’ll appreciate the way Samuel handles this very situation.