March 10

Posted on Mar 10, 2018

Without question, fear of rejection is the Number One reason for lack of witnessing. But is it a good reason? We wouldn’t worry what people thought of us if we realized how little they did. And besides, what people think of you won’t matter a snap of the fingers, but what they think of Christ will determine their eternal destiny. In many western countries, the worst we suffer is an unkind word or an angry glance. Many of our brothers and sisters suffer far worse for standing up for Jesus. But we will overcome this fear of rejection if we focus on our Lord who was “despised and rejected of men” (Isa 53:3). “The fear of man brings a snare: but whoever puts his trust in the Lord shall be safe” (Prov 29:25). Vance Havner wrote, “It is not our business to make the message acceptable, but to make it available. We are not to see that they like it, but that they get it.” Paul said, “Praying…for me…that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel” (Eph 6:18-19).

Today’s Reading: Judges 13-15 Memorize: Isaiah 30:18