Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Suffering Wrongfully

'For this is thankworthy, if a man for conscience
toward God endure grief, suffering wrongfully.
For what glory is it, when ye be buffeted for your
faults, ye shall take it patiently? But if, when ye
do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this 
is acceptable with God.
1Peter 2:19, 20

'Christian, do you want to have strength to suffer
wrong in the spirit in which Christ did? Accustom
yourself, in everything that happens, to recognize
the hand and will of God. This lesson is of more
importance than you think. Whether there is some 
great wrong done you, or some little offense that 
you meet in daily life, before you fix your thoughts 
on the one who did it, be still and remember, God 
allows me to come into this trouble to see if I will  
glorify Him in it. This trial is His will concerning 
me. I recognize it first and then submit to God's 
will in it. Then in the rest of the soul that this gives, 
I will receive wisdom to know how to behave in it. 
With my eyes turned from man to God, suffering 
wrong is not as hard as it seems.'
Andrew Murray

Reader, talk about opposites! The culture says we
should take care of self first, drop those who hurt
us, and move on. God says to take these hurts to
Him because the hand of God is in it and He will
give grace and wisdom. 

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