Day 88 - John 15:18-27
Points to Ponder:
1.Jesus chose us. For what did Jesus choose us?
2.What will happen to us because of this?
3.What promise does Jesus make to us as we go out into this world as his people?
If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own. However, because you are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of it, the world hates you. John 15:19
Lord Jesus, I am in the world. I live my whole life here, but I do not belong here. That’s why I don’t like the things that are going on here. I see the evil, the injustice, and the unbelief and it bothers me deeply. That’s why the world doesn’t accept me as one of their own. I’m not trying to fit in. That’s why I stand out like one going against the flow. Jesus, you chose me for this. You called me out for this. Help me to stand out in this world as your child, as your heir, as an alien and a stranger. Help me to endure whatever hatred and abuse may come my way because I will not accept and go along the sin in the world, nor will I think the way the world would think. Lord Jesus, preserve me from this and keep me in the faith! You chose and called me out from his world to be your own for all eternity. Amen.