Daily Word Of God
Jesus said to his disciples: ‘You will be seized and persecuted; you will be handed over to the synagogues and to imprisonment, and brought before kings and governors for the sake of my name 13-and that will be your opportunity to bear witness. Make up your minds not to prepare your defense, because I myself shall give you an eloquence and a wisdom that none of your opponents will be able to resist or contradict.
‘You will be betrayed even by parents and brothers, relations and friends; and some of you will be put to death. You will be hated universally on account of my name, but not a hair of your head will be lost. Your perseverance will win you your lives.’
Today's Pointers on God's Word
As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?
- Jesus warns us that we must be prepared to suffer when we commit ourselves to the practice of our faith. There will be daily challenges, contradictions, temptations and adversities as we follow the Lord.
- He assures us that even when we feel completely abandoned, the Holy Spirit will be with us and will give us the strength and hope to stand firm for Christ.
- When did you experience the power of the Holy Spirit in living of your faith? Thank God for them in your prayer.