Friday, April 26, 2019

Numbers 6:1-27; Proverbs 3:1-35; Mark 14:53-72

Do not think it strange. 1 Peter 4:12a, NKJV

Something that is strange is different, foreign, or odd. That could include languages, food, or experiences. It is “experiences” that Peter is alluding to here. He speaks of trials as if they were familiar, not different; as if they were known, not foreign; and as if they were common-place, not odd. It’s actually when we don’t “suffer as a Christian” that we should think it strange. We may expect trials if we’re living for Christ, but do we rejoice as we recognize God working in our life? If not, that would be strange. —N. C. Funston

It may be thro’ the shadows dim,
Or o’er the stormy sea,
I take the cross and follow Him,
Wherever He leadeth me. —Baylus Benjamin McKinney