Sunday, October 6, 2013

Expect It and Embrace It

"Indeed, all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted" -2 Timothy 3:12

Don't overlook the word "ALL" here. Not "most"...but "all." Also notice that it is not "all Christians," but "all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus." If you are being persecuted, consider it a joy. Consider that you are probably doing the right thing and the persecution is affirmation of this.

Likewise, if you are NOT being persecuted, ask yourself why. It is likely one of three things: 1) Your persecution has not yet come, but will as you continue to pursue a godly life. 2) You are not desiring to truly live a godly life, but a comfortable life of conformity to the world or modern American "churchianity." 3) You are not truly a follower of Christ, but a false convert that Jesus refers to in his parable of the sower.

Read the entire chapter of 2 Timothy 3 if you want even more to ponder on. It will really cause you to think!

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