Be Blessed

Who is going to harm you if you are eager to do good? But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. “Do not fear what they fear; do not be frightened.” (1 Peter 3:13–14, NIV 1984).

My Musings – Unfortunately, there has always been those would do harm to not only their enemies, but even those who do good. This has become even more acute “in these last days” as doing “what is right” is not always seen as doing what is “good.” But when you look at how these are defined, it is just another example of “straining out a gnat and swallowing a camel.

Right – morally good, justified, or acceptable; true or correct as a fact; a satisfactory, sound, or normal state or condition.

Good – that which is morally right; to be desired or approved of.

How does the culture do this? By re-defining what is moral. Such that what was once considered moral, right and good are no longer considered any of these.

My Advice“Do not fear what they fear.” The world might bring suffering, maybe even death, down on those who cling to what is right. This is what they would fear. But these have no claim on the Christian, unless we let them. “I tell you, my friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body and after that can do no more. But I will show you whom you should fear: Fear him who, after the killing of the body, has power to throw you into hell. Yes, I tell you, fear him.” (Luke 12:4–5, NIV 1984). Instead, “blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 5:10, NIV 1984).

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