230510 – Blessed Are Those Who Are Persecuted Because Of Righteousness, For Theirs Is The Kingdom of Heaven | TBS Devotions

“BLESSED ARE THOSE WHO ARE PERSECUTED BECAUSE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS, FOR THEIRS IS THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN.”

~ MATTHEW 5:10

REFLECT

Following Jesus while you’re in school makes you stick out. Why won’t you go to this party with us? Why won’t you date him? Why won’t you talk like everyone else? Why won’t you let yourself try new and exciting things? The Bible makes it undeniably clear that doing what God calls you to do is going to clash with what society tells you to do. Jesus says that those who are mistreated because of their dedication to their faith will be blessed. Do what you know is right in God’s eyes instead of giving into the temptations of this world! You will find long-lasting joy, peace, and contentment in doing the right thing.

RESPOND

What’s the eighth key to happiness revealed by Jesus?

Living according to God’s standards instead of man’s.

What are you doing — or not doing — because you don’t want to stand out as a Christian?

Have the courage to begin glorifying God in that way!