"Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of God."
Matthew 5:10 (NRSV)
Prodigal Thoughts: Persecution can come in a variety of ways. While we don’t necessarily see much persecution for our faith in the states, we can still feel intimidated about sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ. What if we lived in a manner that others could tell without a doubt that we were followers of Jesus? I’m sure there will be a day in the future where we will be persecuted for our faith. What will be our response? Will we cower down and deny our faith (like Simon-Peter did) or will we make a stand like Steven in Acts chapter 7? Jesus wants to stand firm in our faith now, not wait until persecution comes. I hope that we will boldly stand for Christ now, so that when the time comes, we will not back down, but make a stand for our Savior.
Prayer for today: Today, I pray that we would have boldness to stand for the cause of Christ that is fueled by our relationship with God. That God would show Himself mighty and speak through us to the world. I pray that when the time comes, that we would already be in the habit of living in holy boldness, so that we will be ready to stand for the One who saved us.
If you need prayer, please reply and I will pray for you. If you would like to talk about this verse or have questions, I’m always open for your feedback.
God’s grace on you…