If you walk with God, you will by default, be righteous.
How are they worthy? Truth is they aren’t. No one is worthy.
They obtain their worthiness from their trust in the Lord. If they have trusted in Jesus and continue to trust in Him, He makes them worthy.
We have talked about persecuted Christians, martyred Christians and Christians who suffer intensely.
This is telling us that these were just plain folks, who weren’t persecuted that we know of, they weren’t martyred or even that they were suffering.
You can still be faithful without persecution, martyrdom, or suffering.
These were everyday believers, attending a church that was out in left field, but that small remnant believed in spite of all that.
I knew a Catholic lady who was a true believer, but stayed in the Catholic church, wanting to effect change from within.
It’s not easy to do, stay in a church for years and not truly believe what they say. More often than not, you’ll have to end up leaving, because it will be very difficult to change an organization.