His Promise in Persecution – Charles Stanley Daily Devotion (September-06-2020)

Sunday, 06 September 2020 03:47

Charles Stanley (September-06-2020) Daily Devotion: His Promise in Persecution. 

To get the most out of this devotion, set aside time to read the Scripture referenced throughout.

All around the world, intolerance and persecution of Christians is increasing. And even though we may face discrimination or judgment, the reality for many of us in the West is that we will never experience similar violence or oppression. Yet persecution has been a part of Christianity’s story since its beginning. (See Acts 4-5.)

It’s an uncomfortable thought but an important one. At some point or other, we may find ourselves grappling with whether persecution is worth it. In such moments, remember what Jesus promised: “Theirs is the kingdom of heaven” (Matt. 5:10). He wasn’t being intentionally vague; He was talking specifically about us, His followers. As Christians, we simply won’t experience fullness of life if we’re not willing to risk loving Him above all else—even if it costs us our job, our place in society, or our very life.

Think about it

Reflect on your own experience. Have you encountered discrimination, judgment, or suffering because of your faith?
Consider God’s promise to the persecuted. What does that tell you about Jesus’ heart for those who suffer?

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His Promise in Persecution – Charles Stanley Daily Devotion (September-06-2020)
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Charles Stanley

Charles Frazier Stanley (born September 25, 1932) is the senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia. He is the founder and president of In Touch Ministries and also served two one-year terms as president of the Southern Baptist Convention from 1984 to 1986. He has an evangelical and dispensationalist theology. Charles Frazier Stanley was born on September 25, 1932, in Dry Fork, Pittsylvania County, Virginia, just nine months bef ...