Anglican Daily Fountain Devotional 14 March 2022
TOPIC: Stand For Jesus
The Pharisees had a deep-rooted hatred for Jesus because His way of life exposed their oppressive and hypocritical exercise of authority over the people. When Jesus healed the blind man, the Pharisees tried to discredit the miracle. They called on the man and his parents to upturn the truth.
Their resort to cross-examination was an effort to find some contradictions in the man’s testimony. The man was eventually thrown out of their Synagogue for his boldness.
When Jesus found him outside, it became an opportunity for him to truly find Jesus in his own life. Many have been thrown out of Churches and homes for standing for Jesus. It is encouraging to note that some have returned to become genuine cornerstones of their Churches and homes. Persecutions will come when you follow Jesus.
You may lose jobs and friends; and even your life. But no one can take away your faith and the joy of knowing Jesus (Matthew 10:16-26). Take heart, be of good cheer, Jesus has overcome the world (John 16.33).
PRAYER: O Lord, grant me the grace to stand firm for You in all situations. Amen.