quarta-feira, 27 de março de 2019
THE NARROW PATH TO RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD - DAY 83
by Rev. Robert John Cericola, Carroll, OH - EUA
Matthew 10:11–14 (NKJV) “Now whatever city or town you enter, inquire who in it is worthy, and stay there till you go out. And when you go into a household, greet it. If the household is worthy, let your peace come upon it. But if it is not worthy, let your peace return to you. And whoever will not receive you nor hear your words, when you depart from that house or city, shake off the dust from your feet.
In this scripture Jesus is instructing his disciples. Because He knew they would be accepted by some and rejected by others he gave them specific instructions on how to deal with rejection. He told them to, “Shake the dust from your feet!”
We live in a world where rejection abounds. A low score on a test, losing a job, a broken relationship, losing a sporting event, being turned down for a date, not getting a raise in salary, are just a few of the rejections people encounter. From birth throughout your life you have been and will be subjected to rejection. Therefore, how to deal rejection becomes the big question.
John 15:18–19 (NKJV) “If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.
To handle rejection, start by understanding that the world hates you and will reject you because you love Christ and he loves you. Then draw closer to Jesus and Father by continuing to obey Christ’s commandment to love one another as he loved us. The closer your relationship with Christ the more secure you become in his love for you and the easier it becomes to reject rejection, or shake the dust off your feet. To shake the dust off your feet just forgive the person or persons that are rejecting you.
It becomes easier to reject rejection, when you realize it really does not matter who rejects you as long as you are always accepted by Jesus.