Thursday, September 26, 2019

1 Kings 18:1-46; Jeremiah 30:1-24; Hebrews 1:1-14

Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer
persecution. 2 Timothy 3:12

Paul and the early church believed that commitment to Christ
meant enmity from the world. Early in the history of the church,
the full might of the Roman Empire was exerted in state-sponsored
persecution of Christians. The experience of many believers (then
and through the ages) is that living in a godly manner does not
bring reward but abuse. Today Christianity is the most widely
persecuted faith in the world and yet the church of God is growing
at a fast rate. Let us always be ready to lay down our lives for the
name of Jesus Christ our Lord. —Paul Young

There is a name I love to hear, I love to sing its worth;
It sounds like music in mine ear, The sweetest name on earth.
— Frederick Whitfield