Yesterday’s devotional points at TRUTH as one of the things the world hates to hear. The major reason, as mentioned in yesterday’s devotional, that is responsible for global troubles and sorrows is the refusal of people of this world in hearkening to spoken words of truth. Yes, one telling truth can be hated, blackmailed as traitors or a threat to his or her society. But in secrets he/she is feared and revered. Even though King Herod who was set to behead John the Baptist hated John, the Bible says he revered or feared John the Baptist (Mark 6: 20).
One other things the world hates is righteousness. Anyone who is adhesive to doing things right and enforcing the world to doing things rightly and justly will be hated by his or her worlds. Christians know this fact. Their Master Jesus Christ was not hated for evil doings. He was hated for doing good. The Bible says that “Jesus Christ of Nazareth was anointed of the Holy Spirit going about doing good…” (Acts 10: 38). Christianity as a religion is hated because it teaches and preaches righteousness and brotherliness. Jesus Christ told His Disciples never to expect the world to love them. He said the world will hate them because it has hated Him first.
Till date, many leaders, secular or religious who insisted in works of righteousness were never allowed to last in life or on their positions. The has ever promotes evils above goodness. Many world leaders have gone after one who was set to establish righteousness in the world. Some other leaders vehemently opposed proposals from righteous appointees who is determined to do things rightly and justly. Evil are never bothered with those going after wickedness because they play along with the norms the world cherishes. This devotional comes to encourage the righteous one to continue with their righteousness. It carries good rewards matter what.
Pray and ask God to make you a tree full of seeds of righteousness that people will eat and be blessed in Jesus name. Pray asking Jesus Christ to grant you grace to pursue righteousness where others are running after evil practices.