Thursday, July 8, 2010
1 Peter 4:15 - 17
God has an unusual way of teaching us practically what He shows us in His Word. Sometimes, the Holy Spirit has revealing the meaning of the text in semi-tangible ways.
1 Peter 4:15 - 17 was the topic of study this morning in a Bible study I lead Thursday mornings. This was also the devotional from the book I am reading through: EXTREME DEVOTION (Voice of the Martyrs). This morning's devotional was about several young men in Sudan that, despite being tortured, refused to call Allah "god". Amen...! I pray that I would have the same boldness.
But the Gospel seldom gets the spotlight for too long (sigh).
Low and behold... what came across the news wire this morning? THIS:
If you suffer for the cause of Christ... it is for His honor and your edification. If you suffer for your own sin and/or foolishness... you get what you deserve.
Let us strive to enter through the narrow gate.
Posted by Chris Johnson on 7/08/2010 01:42:00 PM