“Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”
Matthew 5:10 KJV
If you have ever been ridiculed, cursed and rejected because you are serving Jesus, you are blessed. There are some people who have been rejected by their families because they are serving Jesus. Some people have been scorned and laughed at by their friends. Those people are not friends.
When God first called me to the mission field, someone said to me “You don’t want to be a missionary because everyone will be watching your life”. I didn’t want people watching me so I didn’t surrender to the mission field for several more years. I found out that people are always watching Christians.
A leader in the Christian field said “People are always watching me to see if I make a mistake”. We read in the Bible “Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven” (Matthew 5:16). We are to let the light of Jesus shine through us by our good works.
Don’t let satan or even people keep you from serving Jesus. It doesn’t matter if we are laughed at, rejected or scorned because of our service to Jesus. Even Jesus was ridiculed, scorned, cursed and rejected but He stayed on the mission field His Father had given Him and died on the cross for our sins.
August 29, 2016