I know the desire to have the world recognize their service lures in some Christian leaders. But what they actually get sucked into is a diabolical scheme to equate their obedience to Christ to the “charitable work” of non-Christian groups.
Let them, and us, be forewarned that to crave the world’s praise is to lose something far more important: our eternal reward.
Our attitude should be to let them hate us all they want, while we will still love our enemies and bless those who persecute us.
Let them malign us all they want. We will not return evil for evil. We will let our “good” defeat their “anti-Christ” schemes.
Let them denigrate our love for our Lord, and for others, all they want. They can never defeat our caring spirits. “Greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world.”
We are not in a public relations war. We are in a spiritual war. Therefore, don’t wave the white flag. Don’t be tempted to cave in to their pressure.
Keep on serving. Keep on loving. Let them war against us to their hearts’ content. For we read the last chapter, and it says, “The Lord wins!”
Have a power-filled 2013!
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