The Stand-out job
Believers in Christ can relate to prophet Jeremiah (Jerry). He complains that God is making him appear like the badguy coz all his messages are only about death and destruction, and God has made it in such a way that he cannot possibly withhold from the people God's msg.
Similarly, as Christians, our plight is non-conformity and sometimes correcting our friends (directly & indirectly). We face ridicule and scorn for standing up for these "ol school" principles when the world has evolved. To some our lifestyle itself is offensive because it reveals the faults of those who don't walk upright. Our non-conformity was never meant to win us fans, but to win God souls. It is when people come to grips with their true ID when God can work in their lives.
Even in Jerry's time, destruction and death was necessary to humble the peeps of Israel n Judah. Otherwise they would just go on as if they never sinned. (God actually says in Isaiah, that while he was willing to forgive, the people dont even acknowledge their wrong).
Brethren sometimes this call feels tough, but the outcome is invaluable,,, so stay steadfast my bros n sisters in Christ!
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