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JULY 28

 

 If ye suffer for righteousness’ sake, happy are ye— 1. Pet. 3:14.

 

  It is only when we are hated because of our loyalty to the Truth (directly or indirectly) that we are to take satisfaction therein, or to think that we are suffering for righteousness’ sake. As the Apostle points out, some suffer as evil-doers and as busybodies in other men’s matters, or because of ungentleness, uncouthness, or lack of the wisdom of moderation, which the Lord’s Word counselsIt is our duty not only to study the Lord’s will but also to consider well the circumstances and the conditions which surround us, and to seek to adopt such a moderate course in life as would first of all have Divine approval, and secondly, cause as little trouble, inconvenience and displeasure to others as possible, and then to rely confidently upon the Lord’s supervising wisdom and providence.

 

Parallel passages: Matt. 5:10-12; Jas. 1:2,12; 5:10; 1.Pet. 2:19-21; 4:12-19; Acts 9:16; Rom. 8:17,18,23; 1.Cor. 4:12, 13; 2.Cor. 1:5-7; 4:16-18; Phil. 1:29; 3:10; Col. 1:24; 2.Thes. 1:4, 5; 2.Tim. 2:12.