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“And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment:” Hebrews 11:36

Text — Hebrews 11:32-40


Mockery and jesting are the ways the ungodly children try to weaken the mind and faith of friends of Jesus. Our Lord Jesus Christ was mocked and despised by the people He came to save. Satan thought he could use that weapon to discourage our Lord Jesus Christ so that He would give up on His mission to save boys and girls from sin, but Satan failed.

Today, many friends of Jesus are facing similar situations. In schools, at home, in the neighbourhood, friends of Jesus are facing mockery, insults, disrespect, false accusations, name-calling, hatred and rejection from classmates, unbelieving family members and neighbours. All these happen because Satan hates friends of Jesus and wants to turn them back from following Jesus Christ. They did it to Jesus, but He never gave up. You must not give up. It will soon be over. Many believers who are strong today had faced and some still face all kinds of opposition through mockery. They did not give up the faith, they were never ashamed, and they did not fight their persecutors. Today, they are strong in the Lord. You too will become strong. What should you do when faced with these challenges? Ignore the mockers and jesters, never retaliate, pray for them and focus your mind on Jesus Christ your Saviour. It shall be well with you.

Further Reading

Nehemiah 4:1-6

Prayer for today

Lord, give me the courage to overcome all the mockery of the ungodly.

Pastor W.F. Kumuyi
About Author - Pastor W.F. Kumuyi

Listed among “500 most powerful people on the planet” by the Foreign Policy magazine in 2013, Pastor (Dr.) William F. Kumuyi is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry (DCLM) headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria. DCLM started in 1973 as a 15-member Bible study group right in Kumuyi’s apartment at University of Lagos where he was a lecturer. His revolutionary Bible teaching on personal holiness and commitment to evangelism soon gained so much traction and resulted in a widespread revival.

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