Daily Archives: February 6, 2018

Always wise words from John Piper!

Reviled Here, Rewarded There #SolidJoys https://www.desiringgod.org/articles/reviled-here-rewarded-there

This ties in a little with the topic of hate and persecution because we may not seem to be doing well in this life when we are not in harmony with everyone and are being targeted for our belief in God. We know that there’s more to this life than we can see, so prosperity looks different to the Christian than the nonbeliever. I am still succeeding in what is most important even if I don’t climb the ladder of financial success – or die trying – and have the world approve of my spiritual beliefs. I am following a different set of values, so my success is measured by God, not people.

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Handling persecution

But it is no shame to suffer for being a Christian. Praise God for the privilege of being called by his name!
1 Peter 4:16 NLT
https://bible.com/bible/116/1pe.4.16.NLT

This seems to fit well with my last post! Those who are not tolerant of my beliefs and would hate me for them do not understand that they make God’s ways appear even more wonderful by contrast – love rather than hate, forgiveness rather than revenge or rancor. They reject God, not me, so my duty and privilege is to pray for their hearts to be changed. I will not be ashamed of the Good News of Jesus when others cannot yet see its wisdom.

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Handling persecution

But it is no shame to suffer for being a Christian. Praise God for the privilege of being called by his name!
1 Peter 4:16 NLT
https://bible.com/bible/116/1pe.4.16.NLT

This seems to fit well with my last post! Those who are not tolerant of my beliefs and would hate me for them do not understand that they make God’s ways appear even more wonderful by contrast – love rather than hate, forgiveness rather than revenge or rancor. They reject God, not me, so my duty and privilege is to pray for their hearts to be changed. I will not be ashamed of the Good News of Jesus when others cannot yet see its wisdom.

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