Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Do you ever feel like you’re standing alone? Here are three powerful encouragements to help you stand up for Jesus as His devoted soldier.
The call to bold allegiance: We are called by God to declare our bold devotion to Jesus in this sinful world. We must sacrifice for our faith, especially in times of moral decline. When we stand for righteousness, we align ourselves with God’s nature.
The unpopular stand: Standing for Christ might not make us popular. We should expect opposition when we stand up for Jesus. The world won’t applaud our faith; instead, we may encounter hostility and insults. If we’re ashamed of Him, He rejects us.
The worth of faithful witness: Despite challenges, standing up for Jesus is worthwhile and brings blessing. Our toil is never in vain when done for the Lord. The Kingdom of Heaven belongs to those persecuted for His name.
Being a witness to Jesus isn’t easy, but it’s a calling we can’t ignore. Stay steadfast in your faith, committed to Christ, and always ready to stand up for Him, regardless of the cost.
Father in heaven, we pray that You give us wisdom and insight into this great Scripture. We ask You to speak to our hearts today as we come to You in humility and desire to put Your Word into practice in our lives. In Jesus’ Name, amen.