Do you ever feel ridiculed for professing your faith? I’m sure that it is becoming more and more common today in a world where love of sin is becoming prominent. You may have some friends de-friend you for what you believe, or some may continuously pick arguments with you trying to ‘trip’ you up. This is not new to our generation. Throughout the Bible, it shares time after time of persecution of believers, and of those who professed to believe in Jesus Christ.
Let me share a little story about Abraham [Genesis 17]. Now, he lived for ninety-nine years under the name of Abram, which meant ‘father’. At this point in his life, he had no children. The Lord appeared to Abram, and told him he shall be called Abraham, which means ‘father of a multitude’. Can you imagine how ridiculous Abraham looked in the eyes of his servants when he announced that he was to be called Abraham? He was childless! But Abraham trusted God and believed it when God told him he would ‘be the father of many nations’. He believed! He had faith! Wow! That’s powerful!
Such is the same as professing your faith. You may be ridiculed, made fun of, laughed at, or mocked, but God told us that this would happen.
1Peter 4:14 So be happy when you are insulted for being a Christian, for then the glorious Spirit of God rests upon you.
Do not be discouraged or disparate. Continue to worship and praise God for everything in your life, good and bad. Do not be ashamed of your faith. Stand up and stand strong . We must be willing to speak out and share God’s message with others, regardless of their thoughts about us. It is time for Christians to band together and profess what we believe, loud and clear!
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