“a Lamp to my feet. a Light for my path.” – Luke 21:19

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TODAY’S WORD…

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Jesus said,

“By your endurance you will gain your lives.”

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– Luke 21:19 (NET)

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REFLECTION…

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Committed Christians have always had to face some form or other of persecution

and it is very much the same in the modern world

where many feel challenged, harassed and even discriminated against because of their beliefs.

To this very day, in different parts of the world,

Christians are being killed because they refuse to give up their faith.

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Jesus foretold persecution for those who follow Him:

“If they persecuted Me, they will persecute you." (Jn 15:20)

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"All who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted." (2 Tim 3:12)

Such persecutions, such harassment of those who proclaim their Christian faith,

are all part of God’s providence:

they happen because He lets them happen,

which He does in order to draw greater good out of them.

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Enduring persecution for the love of Christ

and persevering in faithfulness to the Lord until the end

provides us with an opportunity to bear witness to Christ

and will ultimately gain us life in His Heavenly Kingdom.

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REPETITIVE PRAYER FOR TODAY…

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Jesus, my Lord, strengthen my faith

so that whatever test will come my way, I will always trust in You.

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