Thank You! ~ October 1

Thank You!

Thank you very much!

Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they prosecuted the prophets who were before you. Matthew 5:11-12

We might back down when we are insulted for other things, but if someone starts talking us down because of our faith, they’re barking up the wrong tree. I have to laugh when I think how a person might react if he came up to you and said, “You’re nuts for believing in Jesus,” and you answered with a huge grin, then shouted, “Praise God! Thank you! Thank you very much!” I dare say the fellow would either get away from you quite quickly, or just stare at you in disbelieving amazement.

The fact is, when someone insults us or persecutes us because of our faith, we should be joyous and thank them for giving us the opportunity to join ranks with the likes of Isaiah, Zechariah, Jeremiah, and other prophets. We should proudly tell them no insult or persecution can lessen the love we have for God, and in fact, our love for Him increases with each tirade they bring against us.

If someone comes against you because of your faith and love for God, don’t get mad, get glad!

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