We pray often for the persectued brethren in China or Africa and we should. They are having an awful time.
They might be struggling with lots of joy (Acts 5:41).
They are developing perseverance, character, and hope (Rom 5:1-5).
They have an inheritance that they are gaining (Rom 8:17).
Gee, we are so blessed to have nice houses and cars. We get to assemble without “hurt, harm, or danger.” We get to go to Wal-Mart and McDonald’s.
If the laws of our country are ungodly or anti-Christian we can march in the streets, call our Senators and vote. We are so blessed with all these freedoms.
If we suffer unjustly, we can hire a lawyer. If those poor, persecuted Christians don’t have that right, all they get is to be commended by God (1 Peter 2:19-21).
Aren’t we so blessed. Those poor Christians being persecuted in all of the world…all they get is joy, perseverance, character, hope, and an inheritance. How sad for them! How blessed we are!
“Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me.” –Jesus