Be Still . . .
Devotionals for Daily Living ©
It is better, if it is God’s will, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil.
(1 Peter 3:17 (NIV))
What do you call good? What do you call evil?
Does society agree with you?
Does society do things that you would consider evil?
Dear friend, do not imitate what is evil but what is good. Anyone who does what is good is from God. Anyone who does what is evil has not seen God.
(3 John 1:11 (NIV))
There may come a day when those who choose to follow God will be looked upon as evil. I know that some would say that this has already started. I like to think that I would willingly suffer for doing what God calls me to do, yet, I am only human. I have human frailties and weaknesses.
Would I be like Peter and deny Jesus?
Would I be forgiven?
Would I hold fast to the faith that I profess to have?
Would my faith be proven to be as great as a mustard seed?
When you hear the word “evil,” what do you think of? Is it murder? Is it stealing? Is it something much bigger than these? Evil can get a small foothold and grow into something that can completely destroy all it touches.
God’s love restores all that it touches. It is good, yet our society seems to want to label this is hatred and evil.
What do you think?
Where do you stand?