Tuesday, October 3, 2017

DAILY DEVO...when your faith is mocked


It has happened to all of us. Someone said something, someone rolled their eyes or someone rebuked your God and all that you believe in.

I like to get along with everybody, so when someone comes against me and mocks me for my faith, it is a tough thing to swallow. Especially if it comes from someone I love.

The definition of mock is "to tease or laugh at in a scornful or contemptuous manner." As Christians, when we are made fun of or laughed at for being different, may we also remember that both friend and foe mocked Jesus.

I have found that when most people want to debate Christianity, the fight isn't with me; it's a spiritual battle going on within themselves.

In today's Scripture in Isaiah, the question is asked...

(Isaiah 37:23) "Who is it you have ridiculed and blasphemed? Against whom have you raised your voice and lifted your eyes in pride? Against the Holy One of Israel!"

Those who ridicule God's people are really ridiculing God Himself. Jesus had to deal with this, and so do we. Jesus never raised His voice or turned His back on any of the naysayers, He simply answered their questions and continued to love them.

That is exactly what you and I must do. Christianity is not up for debate, it is simply a choice that God has given each of us. We will accept the Gospel or we won't. The enemy wants as many of our loved ones as possible to miss the opportunity of understanding Who Christ is.

The best way to handle the faith naysayers in our life is to do what Christ did: don't argue with them, don't get offended and most of all...LOVE & PRAY for them.

You are not alone, God stands with you.


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TODAY'S READING: Isaiah 37-38, 2 Corinthians 12:1-10, Proverbs 1:27-33

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