Matthew 5:10 New International Version (NIV)
Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
I have had many conversations with my teenage daughter about doing the right thing. As a matter of fact, whenever she leaves our house I tell her “make good choices.” Why do I do that?
I want to remind her that no matter her circumstances, doing right is a choice.
When I read this beatitude, I can’t help but think of how wonderful Jesus was to
provide us with an important reminder.
While we are on our journey, we will have to choose. We will choose whether or not to do the right thing. At times in life, this does not seem like an easy task. To be quite honest, sometimes when we do the right thing we feel like we have a very WRONG outcome. But the truth is when we stand up boldly in our faith and beliefs we are sheltered by God’s wings. Regardless of the outcome that we experience, God has a purpose for our lives and our circumstances.
There are times when choosing to do right, leads to persecution, but being obedient to God provides us with an entire kingdom filled with his love, light and joy.
*Comments Challenge* Tell me what persecution looks like to you.