April 9, 2016
The Promises of God:
"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" (Matthew 5:11, 12).
And here's a promise we'd rather skip over! :-) Even in the middle of that "strife of tongues" we were talking about yesterday we are told to REJOICE - of course, they are two very different type of strife. Yesterday's "strife of tongues" was just in our daily relationships with one another - today it speaks of being persecuted falsely for JESUS sake - We must learn the difference - when we are in contentious situations that are not about the "GOSPEL" - we are promised a refuge a hiding place - but when we are in contentious situations FOR the Gospel's sake we must stand our ground and REJOICE! Notice where the reward is for standing! IN HEAVEN!!! We're here on earth for a short span of time but we will live in HEAVEN with JESUS FOREVER!!! Don't lose your perspective!
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