When we are hated on or spat at

But where our faith it preaches love,

We ought to know we are on the right path

Honouring the Lord our God above.

When we’re oppressed, cancelled or despised

Without any cause at all,

The Lord’s grace and protection will cover us

Whilst His enemies will fall.

Because to do what’s righteous in God’s eyes

Will invite much opposition,

Since the fallen nature of our carnal soul

Will naturally cause friction.

When we are deceived;

We believe all the opinions of man,

Where self-righteousness does reign

And where arrogance will stand.

When we are loved by the world

It’s because we are like them,

And no different at all whatsoever

Since there’s no reason to offend.

Because the cross of Christ is offensive;

It’s an enormous stumbling block,

To those who are perishing

And to those who are lost.

But when we are born again

We’ve come to realise our deepest need,

That our soul requires a Savior

And a Lord who intercedes.

And when we’re judged by man

It’s just an opinion anyway,

And not based on fact or truth at all

But where assumptions do remain.

When we are reliant on God

We ask and do receive,

According to His will and plan

Where He listens and intercedes.

When we are hated

For sharing the good news for God’s cause,

His justice does eventually prevail

According to His laws.

Jesus was a perfect man

But for no reason was despised;

He came to earth to save His own

And He was precious in God’s eyes.

Like a lamb to the slaughter;

Our Jesus walked the way,

In humility and meekness

In order for us to be saved.

When we are loved by God

It’s the most precious gift of all,

And the least we can do is to respond

When our name He calls.

(C) P.B. 2022

“For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.”  1 Corinthians 1:18

“Keep me from the snares they have laid for me, and from the traps of the workers of iniquity.  Let the wicked fall into their own nets..”  Psalm 141:9-10

“Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; You are mine.”  Isaiah 43:1

“You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you.”  John 15:16

“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.”  Matthew 7:7

“If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you.  If you were of the world, the world would love its own.  Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.”  John 15:18-19

“But this happened that the word might be fulfilled which is written in their law, ‘They hated Me without a cause.’”  John 15:25

“And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.”  John 17:3

“You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power; for You created all things, and by Your will they exist and were created.”  Revelation 4:11

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