Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Want people to dislike you?

September 15, 2008

What if
I were to give you a sure fire way for people to dislike you. For people who care about you to want to trap you? Would you want to do it? Think twice about that answer. If you do it you could be doing the right thing. The thing you need to do is live right for God.

Look at Daniel's life. Here is a man who lived for God. He ate the right foods, was smart, kept his life in balance, and yet, people wanted to destroy him.

Daniel 6:3-5 ASV
(3) Then this Daniel was distinguished above the presidents and the satraps, because an excellent spirit was in him; and the king thought to set him over the whole realm.
(4) Then the presidents and the satraps sought to find occasion against Daniel as touching the kingdom; but they could find no occasion nor fault, forasmuch as he was faithful, neither was there any error or fault found in him.
(5) Then said these men, We shall not find any occasion against this Daniel, except we find it against him concerning the law of his God.

Understand this. When you start living a healthy life, serving God and doing what you should, many who are around you will not like you any more. They will say that you are unhealthy, unbalanced, or downright weird. They will claim that you have a problem and need to fix yourself up. The problem is that they see the sin in their lives and project it on to yours.

So, if it means that you will loose the whole world, will you live for Jesus?

Read through the Bible in historical order
Daniel 4:1-6:28
Daniel 7:1-9:27
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