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00693 - Beatitudes - Persecuted For Righteousness Sake

In the Beatitudes, Jesus provides insights into kingdom values that should govern our lives. He blesses those persecuted for righteousness sake, stating, "Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven" (Matthew 5:10 ESV). 


The relevance of this beatitude to our faith journey today is palpable. In pursuing a life aligned with Christ's teachings, believers may encounter misunderstandings, social exclusion, or hostility. While challenging, persecution confirms that you are walking closely with Christ, reflecting His light in a world that can be shadowed by moral compromise. Never submit to the moral decline of the world around you!


When faced with adversity, righteousness involves holding onto our integrity and the truth of the Gospel, comforted by the promise of heavenly reward. This, inspired by the Beatitudes, deepens our relationship with Christ and proves the power of His love and truth in our lives.


Quote

Moral decline in our society highlights our need to be lighthouses of integrity and hope.


Prayer

Father, help me be a beacon of light and a river of Your wisdom to those around me. Amen.


Action Point

What happens if you take the list of issues your friends have and apply God’s wisdom to that?



Copyright notices

(ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. ESV® Text Edition: 2016. Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.


Use in other publications. You can use all of this devotional when including this credit.   Copyright © Carl Brettle. Subscribe for free via www.faithlift.org 

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