Tuesday, February 09, 2021

Share and share alike

Luke 3:19-20…

Herod did a lot of despicable things, but imprisoning John the Baptist was the sin icing on the devil’s food cake, as it were. People who don’t know God might not mind that you are talking rough about sin, unless and until it is their sin. You can hear all sorts of complaints about the cooking, until it gets right into your own kitchen. Then it gets a little too personal for them, and it might get a little too painful for you.

People who have authority over you, who are not of the kingdom of God, can and sometimes will use their position to try and put you out of commission, as it were. They might at times hear you gladly (Mark 6:20), but know that those who are reproved by your righteous lifestyle (Ephesians 5:11) will turn on you if they listen to the devil in their ear (2 Timothy 3:12). Even your former peers might join in (1 Peter 4:4).

This is your call, not just to share Jesus, but to share along with Jesus. You must share the truth of the Savior (Matthew 5:11-12). You must also share the test of the suffering (Philippians 1:29, 3:10 / 1 Peter 4:12-13). But you will also share the touch of the Spirit (1 Peter 4:14).

In our relationship with Jesus, be ready to share and share alike. He feels your pain (Hebrews 4:15). Are you ready to feel His (1 Peter 4:1-2)?

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Even So... said...

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