Daily Devotional – Persecution

Christian Through Out The World Are Persecuted

Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you. (Matthew 5:10-12)

Christians throughout the world are persecuted in many different ways and for many different reasons and they all have one thing in common. They are disciples of Christ. Christians in the African nations and Middle East are being executed. This is shameful and sad. Blessed be their souls.

The point I want to make here in regards to Matthew 5:10-12 is that the typical kind of persecution most Christians face is verbal insults, laugh and scorn. That’s okay if they are persecuting us “for my name sake” or in other words because we did something Christian-like such as standing up for Gods commandments, refuse to be immoral or we want to take time out to pray or not participate in unholy activities etc.

So go forward with faith in Jesus Christ and know that if any persecution comes on account of your Christian values it will be a blessing to you.

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