Are You Willing To Inherit Reproach For Christ Or Receive Honor From The World?

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1 Samuel 11:1-2

1 Then Nahash the Ammonite came up and encamped against Jabesh Gilead; and all the men of Jabesh said to Nahash, “Make a covenant with us, and we will serve you.”

2 And Nahash the Ammonite answered them, “On this condition I will make a covenant with you, that I may put out all your right eyes, and bring reproach on all Israel.” NKJV

Reproach-Shame, Disgrace, mocking…etc.

Matthew 5:29

29 If your right eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and cast it from you; for it is more profitable for you that one of your members perish, than for your whole body to be cast into hell. NKJV

Jesus illustrated with the right eye that it would be beneficial to allow the reproach of the world to come upon you for following Jesus than to be honored by the world and to give in to its temptation.

For the world honors those who are like them, lost and headed for hell, but those who the world hates for being in Christ Jesus, walking in the truth and living in righteousness will inherit eternal life and dwell with the Father in heaven. 

The world will always malign, the Word of God and those who follow it because they love darkness rather than the light. They prefer the lust of the flesh and its momentary pleasures than to surrender their lives to God’s righteousness for the godless people’s hearts only have room for themselves.

 

 

The picture was taken from Mt. Hood