John 7:7 NLT: The world can’t hate you, but it does hate me because I accuse it of doing evil.
My dear friend in Christ, are you faced with a situation that requires you to give in to what you know is wrong due to pressure or hatred from people? Do not cave in. What do you expect? The world will only love you when you play along with them. Jesus Himself pointed out this to his brothers saying: the world hates Him because He speaks the truth and accuse it of doing evil.
Many have decided to keep their mouths shut even when there is a need to speak out for the truth. They are afraid of what they will face for exposing the evil they know. There is so much evil in our world today. The atrocities being committed daily is innumerable. We must not fold our arms and join them. Speak out when occasion calls for it. Let them hate you for speaking the truth. Jesus said blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness sake, they will inherit the kingdom of God. Matthew 5:10.
The world hated Jesus, they persecuted Him and said all kinds of evil things against Him because of the truth. Do not expect anything less. But be courageous, He is there to help you because He Himself has gone through it and is capable of helping you in times of persecution. Shalom.
Declare to yourself loud: I will not cave in to evil.
- Lord Jesus, teach me to be courageous.
- Oh Lord my God, touch the hearts of men to love one another.
- Precious Holy Spirit, fill me with your wisdom to know what to say and do at every moment of my life. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
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