Be Still . . .
Devotionals for Daily Living ©
Go! I am sending you out like lambs among wolves.
(Luke 10:3 (NIV))
Do you feel comfortable in your faith? Do you feel that you are safe in the society in which we live?
With the events of the last few years and the escalated anti-Christian rhetoric that we see all over the place, we need to remember that Jesus warned His disciples using the words recorded above. What was true then is rapidly becoming true once again. Professing a faith in Jesus is becoming a social stigma. I honestly believe that the Body of Christ has become complacent and that we have forgotten that the world hates us because of our love for Jesus.
All men will hate you because of me, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved.
(Matthew 10:22 (NIV))
Are you strong enough in your faith to still follow the instructions that Jesus left us and simply go into the society and into the world that grows to hates us more and more each day?
Think about that question in relationship to a lamb that is surrounded by wolves.
The lamb, in its innocence, goes forth into the world. The wolves see the lamb and realize that they are looking at their next victim, their next meal. We may not be a literal next meal, but we are all familiar with sayings such as, “They are going to eat his lunch.” We know that the outcome as expected from the physical perspective does not look good.
I don’t know when we may face things. I don’t know if we may face things, but I do know that there is a possibility of being surrounded by the wolves of this world. Are we, as the Body of Christ, prepared to face whatever we may face because of our faith in Jesus?
Jesus is with us even among the wolves!