Matthew 5:11-12: Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. 12  Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.

Meditation: God warns Christians that people will lie about us. We can’t control what others say about us, but we can control how we will respond. God tells us when this happens to us, that instead of getting angry and bitter we are to rejoice. God tells us to rejoice because our reward will be great in heaven.

Prayer: God, thank you for commanding me to rejoice when people say all evil against me. Please give me your strength to respond by returning good for evil and to rejoice. I am so thankful that you always respond in a godly way.


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