Spiritual Bravery

“For I endure scorn for your sake, and shame covers my face. I am a stranger to my brothers, an alien to my own mother's sons; for zeal for your house consumes me, and the insults of those who insult you fall on me.”Psalm 69:7-9

How intent are we on God's purpose for our lives? Are we willing to risk ridicule from our friends and family for our beliefs? Would we endure unfair treatment from others because of the strength of our faith? David tells us that our zealousness for God should overshadow our desire for praise or acceptance from others.

So how can we display this character every day, even it offends others who don't see things God's way? I think we should be open and unapologetic about our faith. Pray before meals in public. Call out people for being offensive when they use the Lord's name in vain in our presence. Tell the gospel story whenever the opportunity presents itself. For this behavior, we will certainly be ridiculed – just like David mentions. But isn't it the right thing to do? Are we brave enough to follow through?


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