for christ's sake
2 corinthians 12:10
10 therefore i take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for christ's sake: for when i am weak, then am i strong.
this is a lot like the note i had titled 'patience' referencing james 1:2-4.
the devil does not need to bother the people who do not follow christ. people who are living in sin. people who hate the lord. people who say the bible is a lie. people who envy and covet the evil things of the world.
when you are following the lord's commands, living in christ, reading the word of god seeking his face, praying continually, you will get the attention of the lord. and the devil.
the devil does not want you to do the things that the lord wants you to do. the devil wants you to follow the world.
when you feel temptations to do wrong or a group of coworkers make fun of you for being christian, remember that it is because you are doing things the right way. and that the lord rewards the endurance of these things. persevere.
don't give in to the temptations, don't get angry at the people who make fun of you. rejoice in the lord, for he has chosen you. and through him you can resist and persevere.
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