Daily Devotional: Find strength if you’re being persecutedApril 8, 2019
For whosoever shall be ashamed of Me and of My words, of him shall the Son of Man be ashamed, when He shall come in His own glory, and in His Father’s, and of the holy angels. Luke 9:26
How much have you suffered because you’ve said something positive about Jesus? Have you refused to budge on an issue that would dishonor His name?
2 Timothy 3:12 says, “All that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.” Not “may,” but “shall.”
There’s no escaping persecution for true Christians. We will be persecuted when we endeavor to “live godly in Christ Jesus.” On the other hand, if you’re not being persecuted, don’t say you must be doing a wonderful job. Very frankly, you’re doing a poor job. Let me ask you: If you were arrested for being a Christian, would there be enough evidence to convict you? Regrettably, most people would have to say no.
Get out of your comfort zone today. Witness to your neighbor; take a homeless person to lunch; take a walk in the park and tell someone that Jesus loves them. Check into a short-term mission trip; start a Bible Study. Step out of your cocoon.