Happy Thursday Saints.
1Peter 4:15-16, 19 “IF YOU SUFFER, HOWEVER, IT MUST NOT BE FOR MURDER, STEALING, MAKING TROUBLE, OR PRYING INTO OTHER PEOPLE’S AFFAIRS. BUT IT IS NO SHAME TO SUFFER FOR BEING A CHRISTIAN. PRAISE GOD FOR THE PRIVILEGE OF BEING CALLED BY HIS NAME! SO IF YOU ARE SUFFERING IN A MANNER THAT PLEASES GOD, KEEP ON DOING WHAT IS RIGHT, AND TRUST YOUR LIVES TO THE GOD WHO CREATED YOU, FOR HE WILL NEVER FAIL YOU.”
As we saw yesterday, facing opposition when you do the will of God is not abnormal or uncommon. Paul stated in 2Timothy 3:12 that “EVERYONE WHO WANTS TO LIVE A GODLY LIFE IN CHRIST JESUS WILL BE PERSECUTED.”
While you pay your opposition back WITH A BLESSING, trust God and KEEP ON DOING WHAT IS RIGHT.
The results of obeying God and not repaying evil for evil are not your responsibility. Today’s passage says to TRUST YOUR LIVES TO THE GOD WHO CREATED YOU.
Loving your enemies, blessing those who curse you, doing good to those who hate you, and praying for those who despitefully use you and persecute you won’t always bring peace or produce favourable results, but it will ALWAYS please God. He won’t let you down and HE WILL GRANT YOU HIS BLESSING.
Saints, no matter what happens – keep your eyes on Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith. Keep living to please God. Keep walking in love. Keep loving everyone who comes across your path. Keep doing good.
Don’t let any opposition discourage you. IT IS NO SHAME TO SUFFER FOR BEING A CHRISTIAN. Trust God and continue to do what He has called you to do.
Have a fabulous day.
God bless and lots’a love,