Philippians 1:28 Don’t be intimidated in any way by your enemies (NLT)
…not flinching or dodging in the slightest before the opposition (The Message)
…without being frightened in any way by those who oppose you (NIV).
No matter how well you represent the love of God there will be hateful people determined to discredit and destroy you. Jesus warned us that if they persecuted Him they would do the same to us; but the Holy Spirit enables us to stand unflinchingly before the gates of hell. So put on the armor of God and stand strong in the “evil day” (Eph 6:13).