TELL THE TRUTH – LEAVE THE RESULTS IN GOD’S HANDS
Luk 4:27 And there were many lepers in Israel in the time of the prophet Elisha, and none of them was made clean except Naaman the Syrian.”
Luk 4:28 And all those in the synagogue were filled with anger when they heard these things.
Luk 4:29 And they stood up and forced him out of the town and brought him up to the edge of the hill on which their town was built, so that they could throw him down the cliff.
Luk 4:30 But he passed through the middle of them and went on his way.
zero to murderous in 3 minutes
Jesus had a lot of potential fans in his hometown. They were waiting to be encouraged and perhaps rewarded when Jesus spoke at their local synagogue. But all it took was a few words suggesting that God has another plan for them besides rewarding their faithlessness. They went from zero to murderous in about three minutes.
There may be a blessing of the approval of those around you as you seek to serve God and share his message. But you cannot count on that approval at all times, and sometimes your opposition will be exteme. Keep serving and sharing. Our rewards will come from the one we are truly serving, and he does not forget our faithfulness.
LORD, thank you for your truth. Give us the courage to share it, no matter what the response from our listeners.