Thought For Today - August 21 - What Did Jesus Say ? - How Should We React To Persecution ?
Thought For Today - August 21 - What Did Jesus Say ? - How Should We React To Persecution?
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What did Jesus say? - How should we react to persecution?
No one can out give God.
Jesus said: :Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you." Matthew 5: 11,12.
If, for the cause of Christ we make ourselves vulnerable to be reviled, ridiculed, spit upon, abused, neglected, and abandoned by even our own familiar family and friends - even if we suffer physical pain and death, even as the martyrs of old have done, we should count it all joy because God has great rewards for all those who endure such things.
If we must face persecution for Christ, we should never be ashamed of him, for we will be more than conquerors with him in the end. Consider the suffering and persecution that he suffered for our salvation, and see how God has rewarded him for his obedience by giving him a name above every name to whom every knee shall eventually bow.
When we are being persecuted for righteousness sake, we are in good company with all the prophets which went before us.