"Yet for love's sake..."
If the world hates you, ye know that
it hated Me before it hated you.
I find it amazing that the One who was the Savior of the Gentiles, and the Messiah of His fellow Jews, could be so hated and maligned...
But God demonstrates His love toward us, in that,
while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
One of the most interesting and beautiful aspects of God is that He is looking for bad people, not "good" ones…
The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me; because the Lord has anointed
me to preach good tidings unto the meek; He has sent me to bind up
the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening
of the prison to them that are bound.
Some of the correspondence I receive is from those who have gone through, or are presently going through, a difficult situation, or several of them at the same time...
He was despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows,
and acquainted with with grief...
Lately, I have received a number of letters from friends and strangers who are facing difficult and painful situations...
Yesterday I was asked to fill-in for our scheduled volunteer Bible
But watch thou in all things, endure
afflictions, do the work of an evangelist,
make full proof of thy ministry.
2 Timothy 4:5
"Face your challenges always trusting God's Spirit, which is the Spirit of Wisdom, Power, and Grace...