There are 2 types of persecution in the Bible.
Job was persecuted because he followed God’s LAW.
Yeshua told his disciples they would be persecuted if they followed God’s LAW and lived like he lived, for Torah’s (his) sake.
But in Deuteronomy 28:15 we read about another reason for persecution and that is not keeping The Sabbath and THE LAW which was given to all true believers of YHVH and His Son (Torah).
Judaism is a false religion that adds greatly to THE LAW of YHVH by adding hundreds and thousands of extra requirements above the simple keeping of The Sabbath and THE LAW.
Christianity is a false religion that has theologically removed the requirement to keep THE LAW of YHVH (His Son) and created a false, theological son of god which is set up and worshiped like a false idol.
Islam is a false religion that borrows greatly from the Torah then twists it completely and removes basic functions from it to mold their own false brand of religion thinking they are serving some god named allah and make a false claim that Abraham followed their false god.
Hinduism is a false religion that borrows many good things from the loving side of THE LAW then perverts them by attributing those things to other false gods.
And so on and so forth with various false religions who take good things from Torah then pervert them, change them, in adding to them and taking away from the written LAW of YHVH God.
We can easily explain the persecution of the Jews for almost 3,000 years because of their disobedience to Torah and then the development of Talmudic Judaism or “oral rabbinic traditions” that God’s Son spoke against the Pharisee’s constantly.
We can explain the Jewish Holocaust of WWII as a curse from YHVH God for these very same reasons.
We can explain dozens of major wars throughout “Christian” history as the curses from YHVH God for throwing out His LAW in their theologies and creating their various, countless brands of the false “Christian” religion.
I always try to use quotes around “Christian” to show its illegitimacy as a non-Abrahamic religion which merely borrowed concepts but does not walk in the faith of God’s Son but in a vastly altered “faith” which has little to do, if anything at all, with the faith God’s Son lived.
We can explain the whole of the book of Revelation as the ultimate JUDGMENT on all these false religions and the prophecies say that it is exactly true.
Persecution is a good thing IF and ONLY IF it makes you stop and examine yourself and then you repent from your sins and turn and keep THE LAW YHVH God the Father gave to the Children of Israel because that is the only salvation path there is in the Bible!!!
Persecution is a good thing if you examine yourself like it says to do in 2 Corinthians 13:5
2 Corinthians 13:5 Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not know yourselves, that THE WORD TORAH (Jesus Christ) is in you?—unless indeed you are disqualified.
Remember what God’s own Son said in the very last words of the book of Revelation:
Revelation 22:14-15 Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city. 15 But outside are dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie.
Last, there is the persecution of those who KEEP Torah and follow God’s Son and live like he did. That persecution builds character:
10 Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake,
For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
11 “Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. 12 Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
13 “You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men.
14 “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. 16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.
The Bible is a book that teaches us salvation is given for doing the right thing. And that right thing is whatever God Commands – John 15:14 – where YHVH speaks through the mouth of His Son.
PS… Source article: https://www.breakingisraelnews.com/86793/israeli-president-rivlin-calls-persecution-mideast-christians-stain-humanity/#sgGVDHVWkzCzxzPO.97