Facing Social Rejection

Acts 21:13 “Then Paul answered, What mean ye to weep and to break mine heart? for I am ready not to be bound only, but also to die at Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus.”

Paul was warned that the Jews were looking to arrest him. They implored Paul to stay away from Jerusalem, and he responded in the way that all of God’s children should.

He was first moved by their tears and emotions, yet he remained resolved. He then acknowledged that he might very well be chained and imprisoned – or possibly killed.

Paul was ready for all of it. He showed strength in the face of persecution, not because of his own glory, but “for the name of the Lord Jesus.

“We live in a society when we fear social rejection because of objections to hearing the word of God. We are afraid of doors being closed, jobs being lost, or friends being enemies because we take a stand for Jesus Christ.

Paul was willing to die.

I pray that I am more like Paul today than I was yesterday.

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