We must refuse to be offended, manipulated, or baited into a fight with any pawn of the enemy just now and we must also not be coerced into silence simply because our accusers ha
ve found strength in any common consensus. We mustn’t mind at all being branded as hateful for merely speaking the truth of God’s Word when we have not spoken on our own authority. To be offended by the Word of God is a good thing if it brings about a change of direction. Conviction is evidence that the Holy Spirit is present and actively working on one’s heart. Hallelujah! We should be happy then to be hated for such a cause, that the will of the Lord be accomplished in the life of even one of us who would have continued on stagnant in immaturity and nursing wounds and offenses of which we refuse to let go.
© 2012 Brian L Hunter