Good Morning! Being brave but wise is not an easy thing. We are called upon to fearlessly proclaim the truth of God’s Word. We sometimes encounter opposition and criticism but we cannot let that deter us from teaching the truth. Being brave is called for.
Consider this: “So have no fear of them, for nothing is covered that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known. What I tell you in the dark, say in the light, and what you hear whispered, proclaim on the housetops. And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell.” Matt. 10:26-28
I know there are many things to consider in teaching what the Bible says. We must be accurate about what it says. We must proclaim it faithfully. We need to be practicing it to the best of our ability and proclaiming the redeeming grace of God bestowed upon by the blood of Jesus Christ.
There are many critics out there who will try to dissuade us. They accuse us of hypocrisy and inconsistency. The main focus needs to remain on what God says, not our inadequacies. Paul talked about this in 2 Cor. 2: 15-16 “For we are the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing, to one a fragrance from death to death, to the other a fragrance from life to life. Who is sufficient for these things?” He answers that in 3:5 “Not that we are sufficient in ourselves to claim anything as coming from us, but our sufficiency is from God.”
When all is said and done, there is only One to whom we shall have to answer.
Just speak the truth in love (Eph. 4:15). God bless!!
Steve Weeks, minister firstname.lastname@example.org
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