Read Isaiah 50:1 through 53:12
Christianity is not for wimps! Repeatedly in Scripture, Christians are warned that if they stand for righteousness the world won’t like it and will attack.
So what should a believer do? Even those who have loving attitudes and are socially considerate at presenting their beliefs will often be chastised. So, should God’s people just remain silent?
“Hear me, you who know what is right, you people who have taken my instruction to heart: Do not fear the reproach of mere mortals or be terrified by their insults” (Isaiah 51:7).
When presenting the words of the Lord, people may be scorned no matter how positively it is presented. Believers should not be afraid of the insults and attacks of those living in sin. If a Christian is sharing the truth with a loving attitude, God’s Spirit will work on the hearer’s heart.
Being insulted and persecuted for loving people well isn’t something to fear. It is a privilege of belonging to Christ.
Challenge for Today: Speak when the Lord compels you to, and trust Him with any negative consequences.
Quicklook: Isaiah 51:7–15