John 15:18-25

I had an incident that happened to me a couple weeks ago and it has made me a little bitter towards sharing the gospel. These girls were really harsh towards me and my buddy Steve about sharing with them. So I said to myself, “fine, I just won’t go back there anymore”. But then last night I was talking with Steve and he told me that when you are a Christian that people are going to dislike you. Well this morning I was reading John chapter 15 and look what I found:

18 “When the world hates you, remember it hated me before it hated you. 19 The world would love you if you belonged to it, but you don’t. I chose you to come out of the world, and so it hates you. 20 Do you remember what I told you? `A servant is not greater than the master.’ Since they persecuted me, naturally they will persecute you. And if they had listened to me, they would listen to you! 21 The people of the world will hate you because you belong to me, for they don’t know God who sent me. 22 They would not be guilty if I had not come and spoken to them. But now they have no excuse for their sin. 23 Anyone who hates me hates my Father, too. 24 If I hadn’t done such miraculous signs among them that no one else could do, they would not be counted guilty. But as it is, they saw all that I did and yet hated both of us–me and my Father. 25 This has fulfilled what the Scriptures said: `They hated me without cause.’

After reading those verses it made me feel much better and I am ready to get back on the sharing wagon.


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