To Be Blessed
In verse 10, Jesus said that those who are persecuted for righteousness are blessed; here He gets personal, for now He isn’t referring to someone else, or some group of individuals, now it is about “you”. People may speak all sorts of evil against us as followers of Jesus; what should our reaction be − should we pop ‘em right in the mouth?
It wouldn’t seem so; Jesus says we should “rejoice and be glad”, of all things.
Really? We should rejoice and be glad when people are speaking against us because of our faith in Christ?
Yes we should, for great is our reward in heaven.
Jesus didn’t exactly say so here, but our reward here on earth won’t be so bad, since it is a relationship with Him. In the old days, people spoke against the prophets in the same way that they spoke of…
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