Size doesn’t count here.
Being the bigger person isn’t in our muscles, the reach of our arms, or how tall we are.
It’s in what we do, how we speak, and how we treat those around us.
Read in Isaiah 51:7 to find God’s bar already set:
“Listen to me, you who know righteousness, the people in whose heart is my law; fear not the reproach of man, nor be dismayed at their revilings.”
God’s standard is for the person of righteousness, the Christian saved by grace. The follower of Jesus who is all in, who does everything possible to walk in the manner shown to us in the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.
We cannot quake in fear. We cannot be weak. We are to stand up for right living, hold to the precepts in God’s Word, and speak boldly of the truth of our Lord.
What things will come against us? What will we face? Reproach and revilings.
Reproach is simply disapproval. When we are living by God’s standards, we can dismiss those who look down on us. Turn a cold shoulder. Shut them out. They have no place in our life.
Revilings are verbal abuse. Name calling. Accusations. Chanting any agenda other than God’s. We are to sweep the words out the door. Let them dissipate in the wind. They are of no account to the devoted Christian.
We find our strength within the walls of our local church. We are stronger with other Christians. We dig deep foundations in the Word of God. We become prayer warriors in support of the suffering.
Behind our soft words and kind actions, we must be spiritual giants with backbones of steel. Let’s get out there and show the world the mighty warriors of Jesus that we’ve become.
Jesus is our strength, and we are his witness to the world.
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