Topic: Don’t Hide The Light [DCLM Daily Manna Thursday June 21, 2018]
Text: ACT 13:14-44 (KJV)
Key Verse: “But when they departed from Perga, they came to Antioch in Pisidia, and went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and sat down” (ACT 13:14).
According to a German national weekly newspaper, Zeit, a number of refugees in Hamburg said they felt unsafe and feared for their safety because of their faith. A particular Christian convert from Iran, spent years attending illegal Bible groups in her homeland. After making her way to Germany, she said she still lives in fear. Christians are heavily persecuted in many places in the world. But that is no excuse to hide one’s faith.
Paul and other Christians with him had come to a foreign land. Being a day of worship, they went into the Synagogue and sat down with others without revealing their identity until the ruler of the synagogue asked if they had any words for the people.
Paul stood up for Jesus. He quickly took the initiative to preach unto them the saving gospel of Jesus Christ. Are there not many Christians who change their environment and hide their identity?
Are there not some who, because of fear of persecution, wrap their Bibles in bags and envelopes? Others disguise so that no one will know them in their communities. God counts these as denial (Matthew 10:22,23). We are admonished to stand up for Jesus and confess Him to everyone we meet at every place.
We should never hide the anointing to preach or live the Christian life. We have around us people who, though religious, have not believed that Jesus Christ had come to save them. Our lives are their epistles. We must beam the light of the Word so we can win them.
Thought For The Day: Live and tell the whole truth; and hide it not.
Bible Reading In One Year: 1 Kings 10-11; 2 Chronicles 9
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