Rejoice and Be Glad!

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The Brew Is A Musing

“Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.” (Matthew 5:11–12, NIV 1984)

My Musings – “Rejoice and be glad.”Yeah, that pretty much sums up our reaction to such things. Have I sufficiently masked my sarcasm? I didn’t think so. It’s in our human (sin) nature to trade insult for insult, persecution for persecution and accusation for accusation. But that is not Kingdom living. That’s not the kind of kingdom Jesus came to establish. That’s not the kind of subjects that He wants us to be.

While we, as Christians, are possibly being singled-out with this kind of treatment, it does not make us unique. There have been many before us that…

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Author: thebrewisamusing

I was raised in a Christian family and my earliest childhood memories include regular Sunday school and Church attendance as a family. I was taught that our Judeo-Christian values were not just a part of our Sunday routine they should be part of our character and influence all aspects of our lives. I was also taught that as important as these values were they could not save us. We must also be “born again” by accepting Christ.

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