Don’t Let the World Shame You


Romans dragging Jesus by Rob Sheridan

Today’s reading is 2 Timothy 1.

As our culture becomes increasingly anti-Christian and even godly, gentle, defenders of the truth begin to be ridiculed and mocked, we may struggle with shame. Imagine what it must have been like for early Christians to consider their Savior had been led through the streets in shame, ridiculed, beaten, mocked, scourged, and then crucified as a common criminal. That can have a tendency to make the whole group look bad. Then, their greatest spokesperson had been arrested. When our community looks down on us so badly, it is easy to want to lower our heads in shame and slink away to a hidden spot or even abandon the faith altogether. But Paul encourages Timothy with words we need to remember: “Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord, nor of me his prisoner, but share in suffering for the gospel…

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Published by: Gene

I'm a person who lives one day at a time, making lots of mistakes but realizing that God forgives and strengthens. I am a son, dad, and grandpa. I'm definitely not perfect but I do strive unto perfection as I live my life. "Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect." (Matthew 5:48)

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